Paul D. Ruffin

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After the Grapes of Wrath · Essays on John Steinbeck in Honor of Tetsumaro Hayashi
Edited by Donald V. Coers, Robert DeMott, and Paul D. Ruffin · Introduction by Warren G. French

Traditionally, the critical reputation of Nobel Prize-winning American novelist John Steinbeck (1902-1968) has rested on his achievements of the 1930s, especially In Dubious Battle (1936), Of Mice and Men (19370, The Long Valley (1938), and, of course, The Grapes of Wrath (1939), one of the most powerful – and arguable on of the greatest – American novels of this century.

“What about John Steinbeck after The Grapes of Wrath? This collection in honor of Tetsumaro Hayashi provides a much welcome, contemporary response to this often-asked question about a relatively overlooks, enigmatic period of Steinbeck's career.”

Yasuo Hashiguchi, Yasuda Women's University