The Similarities Between John Steinbeck's Life And Work

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John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas California. Steinbeck wrote over 30 books along with many short stories, plays, screenplays, and omnibus volumes (John (Ernst) Steinbeck Almanac). Steinbeck is the son of Olive Hamilton, a school teacher and John Ernst Steinbeck, a treasurer for Monterey Country. From the time that Steinbeck was fourteen years old, he had know that he wanted to pursue a writing career (Selected par 6).
Throughout John Steinbeck’s career as a writer, he has won many awards for some of his most famous works. Some of his awards for his works include Paperback of the Year, best original story, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Apart from these minor awards that he has won, he has also been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in 1962 for all of the works that he has written in his career (John (Ernst) Steinbeck Contemporary Par 5).
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Although Steinbeck was most interested in a writing career, it was not as easy as he thought it would be and his first attempt at his writing job was a failure, he was fired from the newspaper company and so he went back to another freighter company where he was able to work his way back home to Salinas California. After three years of trying to make his way into writing in New York City, all he had from this time was experience to put into his upcoming works.
In 1928 his hopes and dreams of becoming a successful writer were finally starting to take off. From the time he had left New York and went back to California, he started writing his first novel Cup of Gold. Although there are critics that state “Cup of Gold (1929) was an unsuccessful attempt at psychological romance,” it was still his first published work that had finally made him a steady amount of money (John Ernst par

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