Author John Steinbeck stops in Frankfurt, 1963
Published: February 23, 2012
Joe Schuppe ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, December 11, 1963: Author John Steinbeck and his wife, Elaine, relax at the Frankfurt airport as they prepare to leave for New York at the end of a two-month European tour. Steinbeck, whose works include Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, said there were "lots of good authors" on the contemporary literary scene, notable among them Edward Albee and Joseph Heller. Of Heller's Catch 22, Steinbeck said, "Go back and read it again; you'll find there's a whole second book there you missed the first time around. Why, it makes (Norman) Mailer look like kid's stuff."
Stars and Stripes' 1963 interview with John Steinbeck.