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February 11, 2010 (Spring Valley) -- From his quiet beginnings in the small farming town of Salinas, California, John Steinbeck went on to live a larger-than-life existence. Steinbeck achieved worldwide recognition for his keen observations and powerful descriptions of the human condition. He championed the forgotten and disenfranchised while affirming the strength of the human spirit. Steinbeck drew inspiration from the Salinas Valley, which he immortalized in The Grapes of Wrath and other works, receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.



This 35-photo display gives the bare details of the life of one of this country's greatest writers and most mythologized personalities. The exhibit gives a sweeping overview of the things important to understanding Steinbeck's life and works.


The free photography exhibit is located at the Spring Valley Branch Library, 836 Kempton St., Spring Valley. The library is open Mondays through Saturdays.


For more information, call (619)463-3006.

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