America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction (Paperback)
More than four decades after his death, John Steinbeck remains one of the nation's most beloved authors. Yet few know of his career as a journalist who covered world events from the Great Depression to Vietnam. Now, this distinctive collection offers a portrait of the artist as citizen, deeply engaged in the world around him. In addition to the complete text of Steinbeck's last published book, America and Americans, this volume brings together for the first time more than fifty of Steinbeck's finest essays and journalistic pieces on Salinas, Sag Harbor, Arthur Miller, Woody Guthrie, the Vietnam War and more. This edition is edited by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw and Steinbeck biographer Jackson J. Benson.
Praise for America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction…
"A feast of good reading." —Jay Parini, Los Angeles Times
"Captures Steinbeck's fierce and unrelenting moral vision, while providing an intriguing glimpse of the writer's life and work." —Chicago Tribune