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'Obscene in the Extreme' Recalls the Fight to Ban 'Grapes of Wrath'new

Seventy years later, with The Grapes of Wrath canonized in American literature and still a must-read for students across the country, it is almost forgotten how strongly -- and even violently -- publication of Steinbeck's novel was opposed in the heartland of California.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Geoffrey Dunn  |  09-26-2008  |  Nonfiction

Critic Claims Steinbeck Was First Eco-Writernew

A literary scholar argues that John Steinbeck should be a central figure of study among ecocritics because the author's literary themes are based on a holistic environmental perspective.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Ryan Masters  |  08-24-2004  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

America's Best Hated Authornew

The author of The Grapes of Wrath was a threat to literary critics of the 1930s, even those who considered themselves progressive, because he did not kowtow to the officially sanctioned left-wing ideology of the day.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Eric Johnson  |  08-24-2004  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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