A Story Hidden for Fifty Years – Gwyn’s Memoir

 “I believe in and will fight for the right of the individual to function as an individual without pressure from any direction. I am unalterably opposed to any interference with the creative mind. It may be wrong but out of it have come the only rights we know.  I am...

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Gwyn Conger Steinbeck – Who was She?

Gwyn Conger Steinbeck was the second wife of John Steinbeck, master story-teller and Nobel Prize winner.  She was born 25th October 1916.  She met Steinbeck in late 1938 or early 1939, when she was just 22.  At a border crossing to Mexico in March 1944, she said she...

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Preface-Jay Parini

John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was, with Hemingway, Faulkner and Fitzgerald, among the small handful of American literary giants of the twentieth century; the author of such classic novels as Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, Tortilla Flat, Cannery Row and East of...

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Prologue – Gwyn Conger Steinbeck

  If you write a book, you have to have something to say. Long after we are gone, John Steinbeck will be studied and his works read. His genius as a writer is undisputed, but what of the man? I do not know of anyone who has discovered the real key to him, but from...

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Airbrushed From History

John Steinbeck (1902 -1968), supreme writer and storyteller, got millions, who had never before read fiction, to read his novels and magazine pieces – stories of ordinary characters told in a home-spun way.  Despite his critics, Steinbeck’s books still sell in tens of...

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Douglas Brown

Douglas G Brown 1939-1997 Douglas Brown was born and educated in Enfield near London in England.  After receiving a degree in journalism from the University of London, he joined the Royal Air Force and was eventually assigned as Secretary to the Consul General of the...

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Coming soon, articles of interest concerning the book 'My Life with John Steinbeck'.

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