Comparing Rosemarie Seus And John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

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Rosemarie Seus
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
On Feb. 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, John Ernst Steinbeck Jr was born.His father, John Ernst Steinbeck worked several jobs, while his mother, Olive Hamilton Steinbeck was a former schoolteacher. Steinbeck had a mostly happy childhood – he grew up with three sisters, was smart, and formed an early appreciation for the land. Steinbeck decided to become a writer at the age of 14, writing many poems and stories. He enrolled in Stanford University in 1919, but dropped out in 1925 without a degree.
In 1929, Steinbeck wrote his first novel, Cup of Gold, and married his first wife, Carol Henning. His follow up novels received unenthusiastic reviews. It was not until 1935, when he wrote Tortilla Flat, that Steinbeck achieved success. He continued to write other novels such as In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. However, The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, is considered to be Steinbeck’s finest novel – it earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1940. In 1962, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature, and died on December 20, 1968 at his home due to heart disease.
Modernism Literary Movement
The Modernist period in English literature occupied the early 1900s through the 1960s. This was a time when Modernist literature was characterized chiefly by a rejection of 19th century traditions (also known as the Victorian era). Modernists wanted to separate themselves from the history of art and literature, often trying new…

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