For The Love Of Wisdom – John Steinbeck – Literature

John Steinbeck (February 27, 1902–December 20, 1968)

Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it and it has not changed except to become more needed. The skalds, the bards, the writers are not separate and exclusive. From the beginning, their functions, their duties, their responsibilities have been decreed by our species.