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Author John Steinbeck, who is considered one of the greatest American Authors of his time, wrote during the Modernism period. Particularly, in his work titled The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939. We can see evidence of the characteristics, themes and style identified with the Modernist movement which was extant in American letters between the late nineteenth century and the mid twentieth century. As a representative of such a movement, John Steinbeck then remains one of the most identifiable and iconic writers of his era.
Born in California, John Steinbeck came from a family of moderate means. He worked his way through college at Stanford University but never graduated. In 1925 he went to New York, where he tried for a few years to establish himself as a freelance writer, but he failed to do so and returned to California. After publishing some novels and short stories, Steinbeck first became widely known with Tortilla Flat (1935), a series of humorous stories about Monterey's paisanos. Steinbeck’s novels can all be categorized as social novels, dealing with the economic difficulties of rural labor, though there is a streak of worship of the genuinity in his books, which does not always agree with his approach. After the rough and
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This literary movement: Modernism was international, ranging from American, European, and World art, literature, and culture. Modernism , not to confused with modernization or modernity, is essentially characterized by: Novels/stories with a nonlinear time frame, which primarily means that there is more to the story than just a beginning, middle and end, but rather all events tie into the character’s mental state or the story’s theme. Another theme presented in this particularly literary movement is the inclusion of multiple, internalized, and fragmented perspectives via narrator, along with the unification/piecing of different perspectives through internalized or interior

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