He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962.
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In The Wayward Bus (1947), Steinbeck leads a group of John Steinbeck was never content to repeat himself, and his .
A record of his experiences and observations as he drove around America in a pickup truck, accompanied by his standard poodle Charley, it is filled with engaging, often humorous description and comes to a powerful climax in an encounter with racist demonstrators in New Orleans.
It includes "The Wayward Bus," published in 1947 and spans his works through his last published book, 1962Us "Travels with Charley. 11 people like this topic. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing.
In The Wayward Bus (1947), Steinbeck leads a group of ill-matched passengers representing a spectrum of social types and classes, stranded by a washed-out bridge, on a circuitous journey that exposes cruelties, self-deceptions, and unsuspected moral strengths.
Manufacturer: Library of America Release date: 1 March 2007 ISBN-10 : 1598530046 ISBN-13: 9781598530049. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york. The tone ranges from boisterous comedy to trenchant satirical observation of postwar America.
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Steinbeck's final novel, The Winter of Our Discontent (1961) is. .It roused America and won a broad readership by the unusual simplicity and tenderness with which Steinbeck treated social questions.
Steinbeck's final novel, The Winter of Our Discontent (1961) is set in an old Long Island whaling town modeled on Sag Harbor, where he had been spending time since 1953. Sweet Thursday (1954) marks Steinbeck's return, in a mood of sometimes frothy comedy, to the characters and milieu of his earlier Cannery Row. A love story set against the background of the local brothel, the Bear Flag, Sweet Thursday is for all its intimations of melancholy one of the most lighthearted of Steinbeck's books.
The Wayward Bus, for no good reason, is the most underrated of the major novels of John Steinbeck (1902-1968), the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. Steinbeck wrote much of the novel at his kitchen table in New York "amid jampots and pieces of cold toast and stale coffee," and he destroyed "about 20,000 words" in January 1946 because he was dissatisfied with them. In May 1946 he reported that "For two months I've been fighting the Bus and only now have I got a start which seems good.