John Steinbeck: Ernie Pyle — War Correspondent

A Homage to a Brave Man

It was hard for John Steinbeck to write about his dead friend Ernie Pyle, and what he did write was never published until 2002, thirty-four years after Steinbeck’s own death.

The long unpublished piece is about Pyle’s increasing exhaustion as a WWII war correspondent: that he is so ‘utterly weary’, with very little left to say about…