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John Steinbeck : an American writer

Author: Morgan NevilleHarry SmithLiev SchreiberFred WardElaine A SteinbeckAll authors
Publisher: Burlington, VT : A & E Home Video ; New York, NY : Distributed by New Video, [2004]
Series: Biography (A & E Home Video (Firm))
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
His concern for the underdog made him a hero to the masses and an enemy of the establishment. He is one of the most celebrated writers in history. He illuminated the plight of America's forgotten citizens, and in so doing, became one of the most recognizable and important voices in literature. His activism and outspoken opinions made him persona non grata in his own home state by the end of his life. His novel, "The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings
Biography
Documentary
Named Person: John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Morgan Neville; Harry Smith; Liev Schreiber; Fred Ward; Elaine A Steinbeck; Jackson J Benson; Robert Israel; A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767066871 9780767066877
OCLC Number: 57031666
Notes: Originally broadcast on television in 1998.
Credits: Editor, Mark Catalena ; original music, Robert Israel.
Performer(s): Host: Harry Smith ; narrator: Liev Schreiber ; passage reading: Fred Ward ; interviews with: Elaine Steinbeck, Jackson Benson, Terrance McNally, Edward Albee, Thom Steinbeck, Herb Heinrichs, Susan Shillinglaw, Jay Parini, Ed Ricketts, Jr.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (47 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Series Title: Biography (A & E Home Video (Firm))
Other Titles: John Steinbeck, an American writer
Biography (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Peter Jones Productions for A & E Networks ; produced, written & directed by Morgan Neville.

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His concern for the underdog made him a hero to the masses and an enemy of the establishment. He is one of the most celebrated writers in history. He illuminated the plight of America's forgotten citizens, and in so doing, became one of the most recognizable and important voices in literature. His activism and outspoken opinions made him persona non grata in his own home state by the end of his life. His novel, "The Grapes of Wrath" is one of the most banned books in history. It is also one of the most important.

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