Monday, February 27, 2012

John Steinbeck

‘Just as Steinbeck read the natural landscape around him, so did he read actual books and with the same passion and attention to detail; reading, then, was another formative influence,  His mother had been a schoolteacher, and her story-loving family helped avail the young Steinbeck of the tales of Hans Christian Anderson and Arabian Nights, as well as the chivalrous novels of Sir Walter Scott.’

The text above comes from “Bloom’s How to Write about John Steinbeck”,  by Catherine Kordich.  The author of “Of Mice and Men” was born on February 27th, 1902.   

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