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Jackson J. Benson
San Diego State University (San Diego, CA 92182-0001)

Biography of John Steinbeck

Literary biography of John Steinbeck--his background and character, his sources, and his methods and philosophy of composition. Though a major American author, Steinbeck's literary reputation is uncertain and no biography exists. Fellow to visit libraries, agents and publishers where Steinbeck's papers, manuscripts and letters are held; interview relatives and friends of the author. Fellow previously published a study of Enrest Hemingway, Hemingway: The Writer's Art of Self Defense (University of Minnesota Press, 1969).

Project fields:
Literature, General

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$1,500 (approved)
$1,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 8/31/1970