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Postwar settlin' down

Pros: Amusing romance of a disappearing lifeway on the Monterey waterfront

Cons: Very predictable, sometimes seems condescending to characters

In 1962 the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize for literature to John Steinbeck for the intermittently poetic but desolate works like… 633 more words

American Literature

Iconic Big Sur

Some days you are just plain lucky, and the Pacific coast fog takes a day off. The day we drove south of Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea was a special sunny day. 66 more words


Tortilla Flat is not so comforting but still wonderful

This was Mridula’s contribution to the John Steinbeck Centenary Writeoff I organized on epinions in 2002:

Pros: A book worth reading, talks about things out of my comfort zone. 900 more words

American Literature