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By Robert McParland

John Steinbeck is without doubt one of the most well-liked and significant writers in American literature. Novels equivalent to The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and East of Eden and the magazine Travels with Charley express the center of Steinbeck’s work—fiction that's reflective and compassionate. The Nobel prize winner cared deeply approximately humans, and his writing captured the spirit, choice, and willingness of people to struggle for his or her rights and the rights of others. His paintings of worrying is necessary for today’s readers and as a touchstone for our collective future.

In Citizen Steinbeck: Giving Voice to the People, Robert McParland explains how the author’s paintings is helping readers interact in ethical mirrored image and boost empathy. McParland additionally appears to be like on the methods educators world wide have used Steinbeck’s writings—both fiction and nonfiction—to impart beliefs of compassion and social justice. those beliefs are weaved into all of Steinbeck’s paintings, together with his journalism and theatrical productions. Drawing on those texts—as good as interviews with secondary-level teachers—this publication indicates how Steinbeck’s paintings activates readers to imagine severely and contextually approximately our values.

Demonstrating the facility a unmarried writer could have on generations of people around the globe, Citizen Steinbeck allows readers to make feel of either the prior and the current in the course of the prism of this literary icon’s inspirational work.

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