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By John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw

Greater than 4 a long time after his loss of life, John Steinbeck is still one of many nation's so much liked authors. but few be aware of of his occupation as a journalist who lined global occasions from the nice melancholy to Vietnam. Now, this targeted assortment deals a portrait of the artist as citizen, deeply engaged on this planet round him. as well as the entire textual content of Steinbeck's final released ebook, America and Americans, this quantity brings jointly for the 1st time greater than fifty of Steinbeck's most interesting essays and journalistic items on Salinas, Sag Harbor, Arthur Miller, Woody Guthrie, the Vietnam struggle and extra. This variation is edited by means of Steinbeck pupil Susan Shillinglaw and Steinbeck biographer Jackson J. Benson.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater by means of introductions and notes by way of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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