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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 used to be a recipient of either the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, American novelist John Steinbeck (1902--1968) has often 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 booklet Of Mice and Men was once 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 better half 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 through the nice melancholy to his later positions relating to family and foreign threats to American rules. that includes contemporaneous and present-day interpretations of his novels and essays by way of historians, literary students, and political theorists, this ebook covers the spectrum of Steinbeck's writing, exploring every little thing from his position in American political tradition to his seeming betrayal of his leftist rules in later years.

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