first editionoriginal burgundy cloth spine lettered in gilt over brown boards
by [STEINBECK John] . PARINI Jay
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1995). First U.S. edition. original burgundy cloth spine lettered in gilt over brown boards. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (Very slightly rubbed). Thick octavo. Illustrated “When John Steinbeck died in 1968, he was the most popular American novelist in the world, and a small handful of writers whose work deeply affected the American people. The continuing popularity of his novels, worldwide, attest to his power. Though his reputation among critics remains uncertain -not even Steinbeck’s Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964 was enough for some - the author of Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, and East of Eden remains unfailingly attractive to readers of all ages and levels of sophistication.Jay Parini explores Steinbeck’s love-hate relationship with Hollywood and Broadway, his career as a war correspondent, his difficult first and second marriages, and his often tempestuous association with nuymerous celebritites among them Joseph Campbell, Charlie Chaplin, Lyndon Johnson, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner. ...” - from the dust jacket. (Inventory #: 34123)
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