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Audio Interview with Robert DeMott
About John Steinbeck

Robert DeMott

Robert DeMott talks with Don Swaim about John Steinbeck, author of In Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath, in this 1989 interview. The two discuss the humanitarian impulses that lead to Steinbeck's book The Grapes of Wrath, which was written after he had done ground-breaking investigative reporting on the conditions of migrant workers in California. DeMott also discusses Steinbeck's intense style, both in the way he wrote and the way he lived.

Listen to Robert DeMott talk with Don Swaim
about John Steinbeck, April 13, 1989

(39 min. 20 sec.)

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Related interview: Elaine Steinbeck talks with Don Swaim about John Steinbeck.

John Steinbeck

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