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.
Photo: (c) William Ward Beecher, courtesy Globe Photos.