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John Steinbecks Portrayal of Alcoholics Lila L Anastas has said of John Steinbeck Steinbeckthe person wanted to experience everything and thenwrite about it He was the versatile author of over thirtyfull-length books and short story collections as well asplays filmscripts numerous articles and volumes ofletters He received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1962In my view he is one of the top ten American novelists notjust because he was a great storyteller but because he dealtwith important concepts and universal themes 150Steinbecks reputation as both a person and a writer hasbeen considered on the negative side of perfectionConsidered a very private person not impressed by his ownor others acquisition of wealth he is rumored to have had a His was not a success story that followed the normalpattern for writers of his day and caliber A few of hisbooks were banned at the time of publication includingGrapes Of Wrath because of their language and rebelliousspirit His depiction of certain components of society havebeen met with disbelief and anger However Steinbeck iswithout a doubt one of the greatest writers of Americanfiction Like most writers he uses those he knows andstudies as well as his own personal experiences to draw onto create realistic and memorable characters Many writersuse archetypes or draw from different aspects of themselvesin order to give a character depth and meaning in contextJohn Steinbeck was known to draw his characters and settingsfrom either mythical archetypal and or personal Later in life Steinbeck wrote to a friend Long agoI knew perhaps that mine was not a truly first-rate talentI had then two choices only--to throw it over or to use whatI had to the best of my ability I chose the second and Ihave tried to keep it clean Steinbeck based many ofthe characters on his real-life Salinas neighbors andembellished things as he saw fit This did not sit wellwith the neighbors Anastas 153 He also used a lot ofhis own memories and
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