Today, no matter how one feels about the man himself, it will be hard to ignore his impact on the book world with the release of his incomplete, posthumous novel.
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Dark and gritty streets don’t get that way by themselves. Lurking eyes, thoughts soured by peril and desperation, and minds numbed by sickness and perversion make them that way.
It’s easy to picture Steinbeck at work on this morose addition to his canon during this period, which ultimately took him nearly half a decade to complete.