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2010-07-15 04:00:00

30th Annual Steinbeck Festival, August 5-8, 2010, Journeys: Steinbeck Around the World SALINAS, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This summer, the National Steinbeck Center presents the 30th annual Steinbeck Festival, Journeys: Steinbeck Around the World, to be held from August 5-8, 2010 in Salinas and in literary locales around the globe. The festival will explore journeys of all kinds, throughout America and the wide world, through the eyes of John Steinbeck and others. Each...

2009-05-18 16:43:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, May 18, 2009, the United States Supreme Court announced it will not hear a case filed earlier this year by Thomas Steinbeck and Blake Smyle, the son and granddaughter of the late Nobel Prize-winning author, John Steinbeck. Mr. Steinbeck and Ms. Smyle had petitioned the court to review the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. Steinbeck, which held that Steinbeck's descendants could...

2009-05-18 10:33:00

CHICAGO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ending a decades-long dispute over the rights to John Steinbeck's classic literary works such as Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath, the U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal by the son and granddaughter of renowned novelist John Steinbeck, thereby affirming that the rights to the author's best-known early works lawfully belong to the Estate of John Steinbeck's widow, Elaine Steinbeck. "John Steinbeck's wishes related to ownership of his...

2006-06-12 20:31:53

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The book publishing rights to some of novelist John Steinbeck's most successful novels will be transferred to his son and granddaughter after a judge ruled in their favor in a copyright suit, lawyers said on Monday. U.S. District Judge Richard Owen ruled Steinbeck's son, Thomas Steinbeck, and his granddaughter, Blake Smyle, deserve the legal rights to ten novels including Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. The rights had previously...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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