John Ernst Steinbeck II: A Brief Biography

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In American literature there have been or still are many good writers. John Steinbeck is one of those whose name is still towards the top of the list of great American authors. Steinbeck grew up during some tough times, he lived through the Great Depression, The Dust Bowl and World War II. These events only made him a stronger writer because of the horrendous outcome they had on America. Born on February 27th, 1902 in Salinas, California John Ernst Steinbeck II came into a very happy lifestyle family. Steinbeck really enjoyed the fertile land in salinas, and he grew to appreciate it as he grew older. Steinbeck grew up with two older sisters (Elizabeth and Esther) and younger sister (Mary). His father was the treasurer of Monterey County and his mom was a school teacher. Steinbeck when growing up with his family was a part of the middle class which they lived comfortably. When it came to writing later most of his influences came from his family. His only real inspiration came from himself or others including family and friends helped him strive in his writings. He later wrote his first popular book, "Tortilla Flat", on how he noticed that many people were migrant laborers when we was growing up. Steinbeck went to high school in his hometown of Salinas, California and graduated in 1919. "He then attended Stanford University intermittently between the years 1919 to 1925, but he never received a degree."( "John Steinbeck - Biographical") "Steinbeck worked as a laboratory assistant and farm laborer to support himself through six years of study at Stanford University, where he took only those courses that interested him without seeking a degree." ("John Steinbeck Biography.") John Steinbeck was considered one of the greates... ... middle of paper ... ...uch when he was alive and write many novels and other books in his lifetime. Many of his books he published were or still are at the top of the list of what to read in today's world. John Steinbeck really made an impact on literature in which we see today. Works Cited "John Steinbeck - Biographical". Nobel Media AB 2013. Web. 19 May 2014. "John Steinbeck Biography." . N.p., 19 May 2014. Web. 19 May 2014. . "John Steinbeck biography." ., n.d. Web. 19 May 2014. . "John Steinbeck ." ., n.d. Web. 19 May 2014. . "Chapter 2." The Grapes of Wrath. : , . . Print.
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