Author World View (cont.)

Steinbeck is a naturalist who wrote with an acidic pen.  All his novels had a political agenda, and, many times, his lost protagonists alternately resemble the doomed existentialists  in French novelist Albert Camus’ novels and the  bizarre Christian theists in Flannery O’Connor’s novellas. Steinbeck, a conflicted, desperately unhappy man, with great talent, offers dramatic irony with painful effect. Still, because Steinbeck’s characters are so real, and contemporary, readers will gain glimpses into the soul of modern America and will no doubt harvest important prayer points.

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