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  • adj. Of or pertaining to John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (1902–1968), American writer.

Etymologies

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Steinbeck +‎ -ian

Examples

  • I'm not suggesting that Essex is some kind of Steinbeckian doss house.

    Russell Brand: This charming man

  • And he describes it as "Steinbeckian," which I take as a compliment!

    Very Smart Shelter Review

  • Populated by a subculture comprised of wizened mechanics, poignant, heroic street urchins, crack-addicted car dwellers, Foreign Parts is a documentary about the fading Steinbeckian (to deal in euphemism) marketplace that is the Willets Point car repair strip in Queens, NY, where a cluster of garages with deep inventories of all manner of car parts from all manner of vehicle, furnish countless savvy, budget-conscious New Yorkers with daily miracles plucked from endless shelves and heaps.

    Michael Vazquez: ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

  • Populated by a subculture comprised of wizened mechanics, poignant, heroic street urchins, crack-addicted car dwellers, Foreign Parts is a documentary about the fading Steinbeckian to deal in euphemism marketplace that is the Willets Point car repair strip in Queens, NY, where a cluster of garages with deep inventories of all manner of car parts from all manner of vehicle, furnish countless savvy, budget-conscious New Yorkers with daily miracles plucked from endless shelves and heaps.

    Michael Vazquez: ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

  • Bruce Springsteen's self-conscious mash-ups of Garden State landmarks, Catholic imagery and Steinbeckian prose do sound old-fashioned in today's universe of Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber.

    Diane Winston: Harry Potter And Springsteen: Religion, Spirituality And Storytelling

  • Oh, and I also intensely dislike the BBC's attempt to generate a Steinbeckian scene out of this story by linking it to that of Latino migrants towards the end.

    Archive 2009-08-25

  • Aside, that is, from giving the state an awful reputation because of those Route 66, Steinbeckian, Mother Roadhogging excursions that took them down paths to the enriching, quarter-dollar-a-day lettuce fields in the San Juaquin Valley.

    Think Progress » Senate Multimillionares Vote To Block Minimum Wage Hike

  • Returning to my apartment, now Steinbeckian in its buildup of dust, was not easy.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • Located about three hours north, "the MC" makes for a great overnight sipping escape or long wine weekend, whether you're staying on the shores of Monterey Bay, in the posh village of Carmel Valley, or closer to Highway 101 amid the Steinbeckian towns that straddle the Salinas River.

    independent.com stories

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