experienced in person of the life of poor workers, especially of agricultural labourers. His best works – Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Travels with Charley. In the last two works a second line in his work – romantic stories of
inrresponsible happy poor people – appears.
himself a Southerner, wrote cycles of novels dealing with the deepest problems of the South and of its racial tensions. The perversities and cruelties of his novels are partly symbolic.
some of his novels – The Wild Palms, The Reivers, Roses for Emily.
He is the best known American writer, who wrote about World War I. He was born in 1898 and did an suicide in 1961. He received the Nobel Prize in 1954. He was born in Illinois, lived in the U.S.A., Paris and Cuba. He made nuber of hunting trips to Africa and travelled all his life long. Being a newspaper reporter he was deeply interested in public events. He took an active part in World War I and in the Spanish Civil War, during which he stayed in Spain and reported on it. He also belonged to a group of American intelectuals known as ‚The Lost Generation‘. Being verbally gifted he developed a striking style, very simple and very emotional. his style of writing contributed to the international popularity and influence of his fiction. His most widely read books are A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun also Rises …
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