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grateful for it.The mythology of Route 66John Steinbeck had a talent for seeing the poetry in the commonplace, so naturally he was the American bard who founded the legend of Route 66 as the great American highway, a legend that has outlived not only Steinbeck but even Route 66 itself.arriving in Los Angeles.It was replaced by bigger highways decades ago and decommissioned in the 1980s, but nostalgists insist it never died and never should.For many it symbolizes the spirit of American history.Their enthusiasm breathes life into an affectionate but not uncritical tribute, A Route 66 Companion (University of Texas Press), edited by David King Dunaway of the University of New Mexico.That novel became the chief literary ornament of the Depression and John Ford’s 1940 film version, with Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, carved the sorrows of the wretched Okies even deeper into the public imagination.Steinbeck eulogized Route 66 as the mother road, the route of a people in flight.RelatedRobert 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