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John Steinbeck
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Of Men and Their Making: The Selected Non-Fiction of John Steinbeck (2002 edition), Lane, Allen
John Steinbeck
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Journal entry (11 June 1938), published in Working Days : The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath, 1938-1941 (1990) edited by Robert DeMott
John Steinbeck
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The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (1976), but a statement he is first quoted as having made in Newsweek (24 December 1962)
John Steinbeck
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George; buck here means to work at lifting and throwing the sacks of barley. - Of Mice and Men (1937)
John Steinbeck
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Ch. 2, p. 20; pants rabbits refers to fleas, lice or crabs - Of Mice and Men (1937)


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Born: February 27, 1902

Died: December 20, 1968 (aged 66)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, novelist

Bio: John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden and the novella Of Mice and Men. As the author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories, Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.

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