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|GUEST,Stilly River Sage||BS: John Steinbeck (51* d)||RE: BS: John Steinbeck||15 Apr 05|
I dare say, Peter, that the reason you recognize what was going on with Steinbeck (via similar stories you've seen or read that are more recent in origin) if you read it recently is that so many people have copied him that his tales are now very familiar to you. Perhaps they are diluted or disarmed in your view, but this wasn't always the case. You're working backward from the shallow immitations to the motherlode.