By Susan Shillinglaw

Carol Henning Steinbeck, author John Steinbeck’s first spouse, was once his inventive anchor, the foundation for his nice paintings of the Nineteen Thirties, culminating in The Grapes of Wrath. assembly at Lake Tahoe in 1928, their attachment used to be fast, their personalities meshing in artistic synergy. Carol was once unconventional, creative, and compelling. within the youth of Steinbeck’s profession, dwelling in San Francisco, Pacific Grove, Los Gatos, and Monterey, their Modernist circle incorporated Ed Ricketts, Joseph Campbell, and Lincoln Steffens. in lots of methods Carol’s tale is all too known: an inventive and clever lady subsumes her personal existence and paintings into that of her husband. jointly, they introduced forth one of many enduring novels of the twentieth century. 

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