Looking for more information about Steinbeck or his works? This selected reading is a great place to start! Check out Steinbeck's Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters (Viking, 1969), for fascinating reading alongside East of Eden!
John Steinbeck: Writer by Jackson Benson. Penguin: New York, 1990.
Modern Critical Views: John Steinbeck by Harold Bloom, Ed. Chelsea House: New York, 1987.
Steinbeck's Typewriter: Essays on His Art by Robert DeMott. Whitson: New York, 1996
John Steinbeck and His Critics by John Ditsky. Camden House: Rochester, NY, 2000.
John Steinbeck's Fiction Revisited by Warren French. Twayne: New York, 1994.
A New Study Guide to Steinbeck's Major Works with Critical Explications by Tetsumaro Hayashi, ed. The Scarecrow Press: New Jersey, 1993.
The Wide World of John Steinbeck by Peter Lisca. Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, 1958.
John Steinbeck's Re-Vision of America by Louis Owens. University of Georgia Press: Athens, 1985
The Grapes of Wrath: Trouble in the Promised Land by Louis Owens. Twayne, Boston, 1989.
Steinbeck and the Environment: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Ed. Susan Beegel, Susan Shillinglaw, Wes Tiffney. University of Alabama P: Tuscaloosa, 1997.
Beyond Boundaries: Rereading John Steinbeck, Ed. Susan Shillinglaw and Kevin Hearle. University of Alabama P: Tuscaloosa, 2002.
Of Mice and Men: A Kinship of Powerlessness by Charlotte Cook Hadella. Twayne: NY, 1995.
John Steinbeck's Fiction: The Aesthetics of the Road Taken by Norman and London. U of Oklahoma Press, 1986.
Parallel Expeditions: Charles Darwin and the Art of John Steinbeck by Brian Railsback. Moscow: University of Idaho Press, 1995.