Does he pale in comparison that much to Hemingway and Steinbeck, because he was just as popular at the time apparently, but now he is unread compared to the other two.
What is the reason?
I asked my professor, and he said we wouldnt be having this discussion if we weren't in California. And that he wouldn't be in the top 10 20th century American writers.
But then again, he has had all these honors and awards so it seems like he's forgotten but not forgotten at the same time.
What is the deal?