Strand Magazine, a feisty literary quarterly based in Michigan exhibited successful journalistic enterprise by researching dusty archives of icon writer John Steinbeck. The intellectual mining effort struck gold when the publication (named after the magazine that first published Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes) discovered “The Amiable Fleas” in the archives of Steinbeck’s work housed at the Harry Ransom Center, a rare books and manuscripts collection at the University of Texas.
Strand’s managing editor Andrew Gulli’s discovery was highlighted in a Books section article last weekend in the New York Times. Click here.
To read the rediscovered Steinbeck short fiction you’ll have to contact Strand Magazine to subscribe. Click here.