John Steinbeck, Writer: A Biography (Paperback)

A Biography

By Jackson J. Benson

Penguin Books, 9780140144178, 1184pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1990



Drawing on John Steinbeck's papers and photographs, and scores of interviews, Jackson J. Benson explores the influences that contributed to Steinbeck's archetypal sense of American culture and his controversial concerns. An in-depth study of the shy, private individual behind many American classics.

About the Author

Jackson J. Benson teaches American Literature at San Diego State University. His biography, The True Adventures of John Steinbeck, Writer, won the PEN USA West award for nonfiction. He lives in La Mesa, California.