John Steinbeck: a biography

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Heinemann, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 614 pages
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hard going from what I recall... Read full review

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User Review  - Yeti - Goodreads

The best of Parini's three biographical works. Steinbeck is not the man I thought he was ... Parini set me straight. Parini's research is meticulous, his prose is sharp, insightful, and well tuned to the subject matter. Steinbeck is a worthy subject for Parini. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
The Fiction of Origins
11
n The Stanford Years
37
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Jay Parini was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1948. In 1970 he graduated from Lafayette College, and he received a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in 1975. Before becoming a professor at Vermont's Middlebury College in 1982, Parini taught at Dartmouth College. Parini writes poetry, novels, biographies, and criticism, and he has published numerous reviews and essays in major journals and newspapers. He co-founded the New England Review in 1976. A successful film version of The Last Station, his 1990 novel, was released in 2009.

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