Steinbeck's oriental complex

Li-mei LUAN
April 2009
Sino-US English Teaching;2009, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p65
Academic Journal
John Steinbeck, who has won the Nobel Prize because of his "Grapes of Wrath", is one of the most famous America novelists. This article pays special attention on how does Taoist Oriental civilization save the decline of Western spiritual world, and the "Eastern" color, as well as the concept of good and evil conflict and the coincidence of Steinbeck's theme with Chinese culture. In this sense, Steinbeck's works have a great association with the oriental.


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