(1972 to 1973 season) His novel, "Of Mice and Men," was performed in a Tyrone Guthrie Theater production to tour regionally with Peter Michael Goetz (Lenny) in the cast. Carolyn Bye was tour manager including the Sioux Falls Community Playhouse (an old Orpheum Theater) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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[advice to his young son] There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you - of kindness and consideration and respect - not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and...
Steinbeck, one of the seminal American authors of the 20th century, was humiliated when the N.Y. Times excoriated the Swedish Academy for naming him the winner of the Nobel Prize Literature for 1962, saying there were more deserving writers to honor. Humble and blunt, when asked whether he deserved it at his press conference after receiving the news of the prize, he answered, "No." The criticism ...