Tashi Sharp
 2nd period
   5-1-09
John Ernst Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in
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    Salinas, California.

    His Parents were John Steinbeck SR. ...
After graduating from Salinas High School in

    1919, John Steinbeck attended Stanford University.

    Originally majo...
John's first novel, Cup of Gold , was published in

    1929, didn't get a lot of attention.

    He also had two subsequ...
In 1935 Tortilla Flat marked the turning

    point in Steinbeck's career.

    For best novel by a California author,

...
John published his novella , Of Mice and Men , in 1937.
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     In all Steinbeck wrote 25 books, including 16 novels, 6
...
For the New York Herald

    Tribune, Steinbeck was a
    war correspondent during
    World War 2.

    The book Once Th...
In life, John Steinbeck was a private person that

    looked own on publicity.

    John Steinbeck died December 20, 196...
“John Steinbeck.” Wikipedia. May 2, 2009. Wikipedia. May
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    5, 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Steinbeck

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  1. 1. Tashi Sharp 2nd period 5-1-09
  2. 2. John Ernst Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in  Salinas, California. His Parents were John Steinbeck SR. and Olive (Hamilton)  Steinbeck. Steinbeck was born of German-American and Irish-  American descent. During his summers he worked on nearby ranches, building  his impressions of the California countryside and its people.
  3. 3. After graduating from Salinas High School in  1919, John Steinbeck attended Stanford University. Originally majoring in English, he pursed a program of  independent study and had sporadic attendance. To pursue his writing career in New York, Steinbeck  permanently left Stanford in 1925. Steinbeck returned to California because he couldn't  successfully get any of his writing published.
  4. 4. John's first novel, Cup of Gold , was published in  1929, didn't get a lot of attention. He also had two subsequent novels, The Pastures  of Heaven and To a God Unknown, that didn't get highly accepted by the literary community. After marrying his first wife, Carol (Henning)  Steinbeck, in 1930 he moved to Pacific Grove where much of the material was gathered for Tortilla Flat and Cannery Row.
  5. 5. In 1935 Tortilla Flat marked the turning  point in Steinbeck's career. For best novel by a California author,  Tortilla Flat received the California Commonwealth Club's Gold Medal. John also won the Pulitzer Prize for The  Grapes Of Wrath which was published on 1939. John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize  for Literature quot;...for his realistic as well as imaginative writings, distinguished by a sympathetic humor and a keen social perception.quot;
  6. 6. John published his novella , Of Mice and Men , in 1937.  In all Steinbeck wrote 25 books, including 16 novels, 6  non-fiction books , and several collections of short stories. The Pearl (1947) and East of Eden (1952) are some more  of his successful writings.
  7. 7. For the New York Herald  Tribune, Steinbeck was a war correspondent during World War 2. The book Once There Was a  War was made from collections of his dispatches.
  8. 8. In life, John Steinbeck was a private person that  looked own on publicity. John Steinbeck died December 20, 1968, in New  York City of a heart attack. He left behind his third wife and a son, Elaine  (Scott) Steinbeck and Thomas Steinbeck. In the garden of Memories Cemetery in Salinas  is where you would find his ashes. quot; Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of  human need for it and it has not changed except to become more needed.quot; - Excerpt from John Steinbeck's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
  9. 9. “John Steinbeck.” Wikipedia. May 2, 2009. Wikipedia. May  5, 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Steinbeck “John Steinbeck’s Biography.” John Steinbeck. National  Steinbeck Center. May 5,2009. http://www.steinbeck.org/Bio.html “Google.” Google. Google. May 5,2009.  http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=john+steinbeck &aq=f&oq= 

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