Talk:John Steinbeck

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Information mistakes[edit]

The information given on the right-hand side facts contains some mistakes, for example, it says that he was born in 1813 and died in 1998 at the age of 96. And in the main parragraph of the article it says he was born and died on February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968. Back again over to the right hand side facts it also mentions "Of Mice and Boys" as one of his notable works. Where I believe it should be "Of Mice And Men" It says his occupation was of a plumber and track star. I don't know anything of the life of John Steinbeck, but even if he did worked as a plumber in his life, I doubt it should be mentioned in this particular place. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:15, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for reporting the misinformation. A partial correction was made within 30 minutes; the vandalism was completely removed in 2 hours 10 minutes. - Neonorange (talk) 02:47, 1 May 2014 (UTC)


The article says John Steinbeck was born on the 26th of February, whereas he was acctually born on the 27th. (As stated in the book "Of Mice and Men") — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:29, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

@ Good catch! The date was changed a month ago by a fly-by account and has now been reverted. Favonian (talk) 11:42, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Regarding citation #8's accuracy.[edit]

I am wary of the source used to cite Steinbeck's religious beliefs. I can not access the sources that Gilmore cites in his report (I may be lacking the software needed to access them), and I do not believe the writing should be trusted given its numerous spelling and grammatical errors. Are his religious beliefs detailed in any of his biographies? (talk) 18:37, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

The citation is not precise; it can eventually be traced to Expository Times, an academic journal behind a paywall. The citation needs to be fixed; perhaps the best course is to replace it with a more accessible WP:RS: "John Steinbeck, Episcopalian: St. Paul’s, Salinas, Part One" Steinbeck Review Vol. 10 No. 2, 2013 pp 118—140 published by Penn State Press, abstract at [1]. — Neonorange (talk) 20:44, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Template:Nobel Prize in Literature[edit]

I must say I'm astonished that anyone should wish to remove this sensible and obviously relevant template from any author to which it applies. The prize is major, the list sharply-defined, the honour unquestionable. Perhaps people might discuss such things first in future. Chiswick Chap (talk) 13:36, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Per BRD I removed that (by mistake) with The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men which I do object to. We shouldn't be cluttering biographies with templates like that which include popular culture irrelevancies and trivia. The templates to the major prizes, of course, are fine. Victoria (tk) 13:48, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

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