William Ward Beecher, courtesy Globe Photos.
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Steinbeck in Modern Times
I wish he'd been alive long enough for the computer age. He would have
loved that. He would have bypassed his publishers totally—you send him a buck,
he'll write you a story. He would have had his own website, you know, 'Let's get
around all these guys. Okay, who wants a story? Send my 5 bucks and I'll do you
a story.' He would have loved that.