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John Steinbeck: Adult Life and World Citizen

john steinbeck: But he was a world citizen for much of his adult life, and he absorbed enough of Paris to write down some memories and impressions, and add a funny, fictional spin, according to CTV. In the mid-1950s, Steinbeck wrote a series of columns for the French newspaper Le Figaro titled One American In Paris. Hemingway's contemporary and fellow Nobel laureate, John Steinbeck, was best known for The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men and other fiction set in his native California. One of those pieces, widely believed to have never come out in English, appears this week in the summer issue of The Strand Magazine, a literary quarterly which has published rare works by Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many others. In his Paris piece, Steinbeck teases the French cafe culture and apparently his own literary stature as a serious, even self-important, writer who helped define the Great Depression through the impoverished but steadfast Joad family of The Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck is seen as a uniquely American writer, who wrote about American themes ... but this story casts light on Steinbeck the international traveller, says Strand Managing Editor Andrew Gulli, who found the Paris story in the online Steinbeck archive at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. ( As reported in the news.