Sunday, May 6, 2018

John Steinbeck & Charley the French Poodle

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John Steinbeck [born in 1902 in Salinas, California—died in 1968 in New York City] and Charley (“Charles le Chien”) [1950–1961], in Sag Harbor, New York, the latter made famous in his last book, Travels with Charley, published in 1962.  This is an accounting, but much more, of his 1960 journey across America in his camper-truck aptly named Rocinante (after Don Quixote’s horse) with his faithful dog, a middle-aged French poodle. One of his stops was in Salinas, which Steinbeck hadn’t seen in 20 years. In his travels through thirty-eight states, driving 10,000 miles, Steinbeck was “not recognized even once.” Steinbeck lived in Sag Harbor from 1955 until his death. For more, go [here] and [here] and [here] and [here] and [here].
CourtesyThe New York Times



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