Updated: Jul 28, 2020
Birth: February 27, 1902, Salinas, California, USA
Death: December 20, 1968, New York, USA
John Steinbeck, of German origin, was born on February 27, 1902 in the state of California, USA. Coming from a poor family, the writer worked as a farmer at a young age.
He attended Stanford University at intervals between 1920 and 1926. However, he couldn't finish his school because he had to work in jobs such as masonry, painting, doorman and pharmacy. Having changed many professions throughout his life, he made the final decision on writing.
John Steinbeck, who deals with the society in different aspects in his works, has dealt with the woes of life and the poverty of people. He described the lifestyle and living conditions of agricultural workers in the California region, where he was born and grew up. So in most of the works, we see the impact of the 1929 economic crisis on people. John Steinbeck, who endorsed all American value judgments, was criticized by various audiences, especially because he approved the Vietnam War.