John Steinbeck Nobel Prize Speech


Prized Readers,

When we doubt the value in what we are doing as readers and as writers of literature, we may look to great speeches of writers past, who remind us of the relentlessness of literature production in human history. Consider these words from the man who brought us, among others, East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, and Of Mice and Men:

“Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it, and it has not changed, except to become more needed.” -John Steinbeck


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