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Steinbeck writes with affection about the group that gradually accumulates in Danny's...little wood shacken shack. "The Paisanos," he says, "are clean of commercialism, free of the complicated system of American business, and, having nothing that can be stolen, exploited or mortgaged, that system has not attacked them very vigorously." Mr. Steinbeck tells a number of first-rate stories in his history of Danny's house. He has a gift for drollery...but we doubt if life in Tortilla Flat is as insouciant and pleasant and amusing as Mr. Steinbeck has made it seem.
Fred T. Marsh - New York Times, 10/2/1935
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