In the beginning of 1919, Steinbeck was accepted to the University of Stanford. Later, in 1925, he left without a degree. He wrote lots of short stories and articles for the College's newspaper. Steinbeck moved to New York to write, but had to support himself by being a construction worker. He started writing for the New York American, but didn't make enough, so had to keep his construction job.
He would eventually flunk out of college. At the age of 20 Crane moved back to Asbury Park to work as a reporter for the New York Tribune with his brother. Crane’s first experiences with his literary ideals started when he attended Hamlin Garland’s lectures on realism. Crane was deeply influenced by Garland’s guidance and tutelage. In 1891 Crane’s mother died.
Famous novelist John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. His books, including his ground-breaking work The Grapes of Wrath often dealt with social and economic problems. His father, John Ernst Steinbeck, tried several different jobs to keep food on the table for his family: He owned a feed-and-grain store, managed a flour plant and had a job as the treasurer of Monterey County. His mom Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, was a ex- schoolteacher. For the most part, Steinbeck who grew up with three sisters had a nice childhood.
1. Who wrote the novel and who directed the film? In 1939, John Ernest Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath. Born in Salinas, California on February 27, 1902, Steinbeck came from a family of “modest” means. John Steinbeck Sr. held multiple jobs, while Olive Steinbeck was a schoolteacher. Passing on a love of reading and writing to her son, from the age of 14 Steinbeck wanted to be a writer.
He gained an interest in writing at a young age but put it on hold so he could work and earn money for his family. When his parents decided to move to California to find work, he had already started planning for Maryann Burk, girl four years younger that he had fallen in love with, to marry him. In 1957, they married and within the first two years of marriage they had two children, Christine and Vance. Like his father before him, Carver was an alcoholic who tried to write and attend college. This left Maryann to having to work and make money for the family by taking waitressing jobs in where ever they moved to.
By 1926, he was back in California and his first book, Cup of Gold, was published the year the of great stock market crash, but had little success. In 1930, he married Carol Henning, and the two lived in Pacific Grove, CA for the next several years. These years were lean; Steinbeck was having trouble selling his work, even with the help of his literary agents, McIntosh and Otis. Often, selling a short story for 50$ or so was the difference between eating or not. In 1937, though, Steinbeck got his first taste of real success.
Frank Herbert was a science fiction author who was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 8, 1920. At the age of eighteen, Herbert ran away from home because of poor home conditions and he was tired of being a waif. He moved to Salem, Oregon to live with his aunt. Next, he attended Salem High School and graduated the next year. In 1939, Herbert wryly lied about his age and got his first newspaper job working for the “Grendale Star.” One year after getting his first job in 1939, he got a job at the “Oregon Statesmen” newspaper and worked a variety of different positions, including photographer.
He would also take a teaching position at Derry’s Pinkerton Academy to receive another form of income. Frost would not stay there long, as he felt the need to once again move. In 1912, when Frost was nearly forty he sold the farm and used the proceeds to take his family to England, where he could devote himself entirely to writing. Frost would establish himself quickly and would reap the awards of immediate success. In 1894 at the age of twenty Frost sold and published his first poem “My Butterfly:An Elegy'; to The Independent, a New York literary journal.
Frost’s life and time period exemplified his quote as he experienced the technological changes of the twentieth century. Through these experiences, he entertained and taught his readers through his competitive poetry like his poem “The Road Not Taken”. Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874, in San Francisco, California. William, his father, was a Journalist and Isabelle, his mother, was a teacher. His parents’ occupations sparked his early interest as a writer.
In 1885, the dying request of his father took Frost back to Massachusetts for the burial. Since Frost couldn't afford to travel back to California, Frost remained there and began his writing. Frost led a simple life. He taught, was a New England farmer, worked in a mill, was a reporter, and wrote. He graduated as valedictorian in High School in 1892 and attended Dartmouth College, but quit shortly after he started.