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By Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh,Simon Stow,Zoe Trodd,Donna Kornhaber,Adrienne Akins,Charles Williams,Michael Gibbons,Roxanne Harde,James R. Swensen,Marijane Osborn,Lauren Onkey,Mimi R. Gladstein,James H. Meredith,Robert S. Hughes

Though he was once a recipient of either the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, American novelist John Steinbeck (1902--1968) has usually been censored. Even within the twenty-first century, approximately 90 years after his paintings first seemed in print, Steinbeck's novels, tales, and performs nonetheless generate controversy: his 1937 publication Of Mice and Men used to be banned in a few Mississippi colleges in 2002, and as lately as 2009, he made the yankee Library Association's annual record of most often challenged authors. A Political significant other to John Steinbeck examines the main contentious political facets of the author's physique of labor, from his early exploration of social justice and political authority in the course of the nice melancholy to his later positions concerning household and overseas threats to American guidelines. that includes contemporaneous and present-day interpretations of his novels and essays through historians, literary students, and political theorists, this e-book covers the spectrum of Steinbeck's writing, exploring every thing from his position in American political tradition to his seeming betrayal of his leftist ideas in later years.

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