Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Steinbeck controversy?

The NY Times brought this to light. Steinbeck's Travels with Charley was a big nonfiction bestseller in its day, and is still in print. But the question has been raised about how much of it really is nonfiction, followed by the question of how much it really matters. ' “ ‘Travels With Charley’ for 50 years has been touted, venerated, reviewed, mythologized as a true story, a nonfiction account of John Steinbeck’s journey of discovery, driving slowly across America, camping out under the stars alone. Other than the fact that none of that is true, what can I tell you?” ' More...

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