Of Mice and Men Author: John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men Author: John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck.

1. The Author.
2. Dramatis Personae
3. En Carte
4. Summary
5. Revision

1. The Author: John Steinbeck.

Born in 1902 in California, went to Stanford University where he took writing and literature courses, but left without a degree. He then worked as a novelist and journalist in NY. Later in the 1940s he started working as a filmmaker, with works such as ‘The Forgotten Village’ and ‘Sea of Cortez’ (Marine Biology). After having won the Noble prize of Literature in 1962 he died in 1968.

Cup of Gold (1929)
Pastures of Heaven (1932)
To a God Unknown (1933)
The Long Valley (1938)
Tortilla Flat (1935)
In Dubious Battle (1936)
Of Mice and Men (1937)
The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
The Forgotten Village (1941) [film]
Sea of Cortez (1941) [Documentary]
Bombs Away (1942)
The Moon is Down (1942) [Play-Novelette]
Cannery Row (1945)
The Wayward Bus (1947)
A Russian Journal (1948)
Burning Bright (1950) [Play]
The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951)
East of Eden (1952)
Sweet Thursday (1954)
The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication (1957)
Once There Was a War (1958)
The Winter of our Discontent (1961)
Travels with Charley in Search of America (1966)
Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters (1969) [Posthumous]
Viva Zapata! (1975) [Posthumous]
The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights (1975) [Posthumous]
The Journals of the Grapes of Wrath (1989) [Posthumous]

2. Dramatis Personae

Lennie Small: A somewhat simple, very strong and good hearted companion of George, means no harm but through his clumsiness and low intelligence works himself in trouble all the time. He dreams of owning a little ranch with his friend George, where they would tend rabbits, which he could then pet. Without meaning to he kills everything he pets, being unable to level his strength. Being mentally retarded he acts impulsively, which gets the duo in trouble on multiple occasions. He has an obsession...

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