Posted: Jun 16, 2010 9:58 AM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Jun 16, 2010 10:00 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - A trove of letters and manuscripts from the New
York City apartment of "Grapes of Wrath" author John Steinbeck is
going on the auction block.
Steinbeck lived in the Upper East Side apartment for 13 years
year until he died in 1968. The material is being offered at
Bloomsbury Auctions in New York on June 23.
It contains Steinbeck's 1962 Nobel Prize acceptance speech and
manuscripts recorded in his neat script on lined yellow paper. Also
among the material are some of his never-published works, including
a reworking of "Don Quixote."
Steinbeck is considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th
century. He penned 27 novels, including "Of Mice and Men" and
"East of Eden." Many were adapted for film and the stage.