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America and Americans. New York: Viking Press, 1966. Journal of a Novel, The East of Eden Letters. New York: Viking Press, 1969. CURRENT AMERICAN REPRINTS Burning Bright. New York: Bantam. 75. Cannery Row. New York: Bantam. 60. New York: Viking Press. 45. Cup of Gold. New York: Bantam. 75. East of Eden. New York: Bantam. 25. New York: Viking Press. 95. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Bantam. 25. New York: Viking Press. 95. In Dubious Battle. New York: Bantam. 95. New York: Viking Press. 65. The Moon Is Down.
The Winter of Our Discontent puts into the mouth of a cultivated man, Ethan, bits of verbal outrageousness that would have shocked the outspoken residents of Cannery Row. The charge that Steinbeck's style is heavily laced with sentimentality should be examined closely on suspicion of bias. Some readers of The Grapes of Wrath brought it against him disingenuously, hoping to discredit his social attitudes by demeaning his way of expressing them. Disinterested analysts of his work were more perceptive even amid the near hysteria that greeted the book's appearance.
Best of the light entertainments is The Wayward Bus, which 34 John Steinbeck Henry Seidel Canby likened to The Canterbury Tales. Here the reader follows the events of a journey and learns the life stories of the accidentally assembled men and women who make it. Under one kind of stress or another each reveals the animating impulse of his nature. A boy, called Pimples in callous recognition of his affliction, touchingly acknowledges his yearning for dignity and acceptance. A smug woman cannot restrain herself from opening the door on the untidy alcove of fantasy in which she lives.