From Social Protest to Solipsism
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Steinbeck's novels after The Grapes oj Wrath (1939) are surprisingly slight. Indeed, the power of The Grapes if Wrath was not in its thin and sentimentalized characters but its descriptions of natural and social processes, notably its initial depiction of the dust storm. His attempts at psychological depth in East if Eden (1952) and The Winter if Our Discontent (1961) are unconvincing. There is a certain brooding intensity in the former but Steinbeck's heavy-handed play on the biblical story of Cain and Abel portends more than the novel delivers.