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John Steinbeck's Peninsula Landscapes

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Thu, January 28, 2021
05:00PM - 06:15PM
MBSC, Monterey CA 93940
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Ms. Karen Letendre, MLA '98

Join us for a Monterey Bay Stanford Club Literary Event!

John Steinbeck's Peninsula Landscapes, presented by Susan Shillinglaw, Steinbeck Scholar

Thursday, January 28th, 5:00 - 6:16 p.m. via Zoom

In 1930, John Steinbeck wrote a friend that he was "very much emotionally tied up with" the Monterey Peninsula. "It has a soul which is lacking in the East," he declared. His enthusiasm for the place was well grounded: His family had a summer home in Pacific Grove and he spent hours in the intertidal and at Point Lobos. We'll explore Steinbeck's life; his love of the natural world; his exuberant Monterey novels--Tortilla Flat, Cannery Row, and Sweet Thursday--and consider the meaning of Steinbeck's western border. 

Professor Shillinglaw is one of the world’s experts on Steinbeck. She has been a Professor of English at San Jose State University, Director of the University's Center for Steinbeck Studies, and Director of the Steinbeck Center in Salinas.


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John Steinbeck's Peninsula Landscapes
Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

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