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Author:
John Steinbeck
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978-0749303976
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0749303972
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Mandarin (July 4, 1991)
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Born in Salinas, California, in 1902, John Steinbeck grew up in a fertile agricultural valley about twenty-five miles from the Pacific Coast-and both valley and coast would serve as settings for some of his best fiction

Born in Salinas, California, in 1902, John Steinbeck grew up in a fertile agricultural valley about twenty-five miles from the Pacific Coast-and both valley and coast would serve as settings for some of his best fiction. In 1919 he went to Stanford University, where he intermittently enrolled in literature and writing courses until he left in 1925 without taking a degree. During the next five years he supported himself as a laborer and journalist in New York City and then as a caretaker for a Lake Tahoe estate, all the time working on his first novel, Cup of Gold (1929).

Just after the iron curtain fell on Eastern Europe John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer, Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune.

Home John Steinbeck The Short Novels of John Steinbeck. America and Americans. Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath.

John Steinbeck's books depict a realistic and tender image of his childhood and life spent in "Steinbeck Country .

John Steinbeck's books depict a realistic and tender image of his childhood and life spent in "Steinbeck Country," the region around the city of Monterrey, California. The world-renowned novelist, playwright, essayist, and short-story writer was born in Salinas, California, in 1902. Growing up in a rural town, he spent his summers working on local ranches which exposed him to the harsh lives of migrant workers. Published posthumously (Steinbeck died in 1968). Corbis, Getty Images.

Cup of Gold : a Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History. New York : Viking, 1966. Journal of a Novel : The East of Eden Letters. New York : Viking, 1969. New York : McBride, 1929. The Pastures of Heaven. Steinbeck : a Life in Letters, Ed. by Elaine Steinbeck and Robert Wallsten. New York : Viking, 1975. The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights : From the Winchester Manuscript and Other Sources, Ed. by Chase Horton. New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1976. Steinbeck and Covici : The Story of a Friendship, Thomas French, ed. – Middlebury, Vt. : P. S. Eriksson, 1979.

Journal of a Novel book. It was his way, he said, of "getting my mental arm in shape to pitch a good game. Steinbeck's letters were written on the left-handed pages of a notebook in which the facing pages would be filled with the text of East of Eden.

The letters were written between January, 29- October 31, 1951.

John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American writer and widely known for receiving the-Pulitzer Prize for his winning novels: the novella of Mice and Men in the year 1937, followed by The Grapes of Wrath in 1939, and East of Eden that was published in 1952

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American writer and widely known for receiving the-Pulitzer Prize for his winning novels: the novella of Mice and Men in the year 1937, followed by The Grapes of Wrath in 1939, and East of Eden that was published in 1952. He had a total of 27 books that includes five collection of short stories, six non fiction books, and sixteen novels. He later on was the recipient of the-Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. John Steinbeck’s Background. He was born in Salinas California on February 27, 1902. He was a descent of Irish, English and German.

List of the best John Steinbeck books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker . Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters John Steinbeck. List Rules: Vote for the John Steinbeck novels you just couldn't put down.

List of the best John Steinbeck books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that John Steinbeck is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The. 17. The Pastures of Heaven John Steinbeck. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it. Filed Under: Books Books John Steinbeck top 20. prev list.

John Steinbeck, born in Salinas, California, in 1902, grew up in a fertile agricultural valley, about 25 miles from the Pacific Coast. And sometimes this book seemed a bit dry, but otherwise, Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters by John Steinbeck was a fabulous book to read. Both the valley and the coast would serve as settings for some of his best fiction. Especially, if you are a John Steinbeck fan or simply want to know more about an author's writing process during the time in which he wrote his novel.

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  • I am a HUGE fan of John Steinbeck's novel, East of Eden. I read it for the first time in 2008 and feel in love with East of Eden. The writing in East of Eden is exquisite. Suffice it to say that East of Eden by John Steinbeck is one of my all time favorite novels ever written.

    I learned about Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters by John Steinbeck shortly after reading East of Eden and I knew that some day I'd have to read Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters by John Steinbeck as well.

    Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters by John Steinbeck is a work of nonfiction and covers each of Steinbeck's working days while writing his novel, East of Eden in 1951.

    I found reading Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters by John Steinbeck to be very insightful with regards to his inner thoughts while writing East of Eden as well as insights to his daily life and interests besides writing.

    Although, I enjoyed reading Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters by John Steinbeck very much, by no means did I find it to be the perfect read. Steinbeck reiterates many of the same subject matter/topics throughout Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. For instance, Steinbeck repeatedly talks about writing East of Eden at his own pace and he will not be rushed into writing it faster, the subject of weariness comes up frequently and putting off writing, his angst about writing East of Eden, and several other topics... And sometimes this book seemed a bit dry, but otherwise, Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters by John Steinbeck was a fabulous book to read. Especially, if you are a John Steinbeck fan or simply want to know more about an author's writing process during the time in which he wrote his novel.

  • This is one of my favorite books. It is a collection of letters written by John Steinbeck to his editor, Pascal Covici, during the writing of "East of Eden." Steinbeck was a prolific letter writer (a much larger collection os his letters is also available) and this small collection is a wonderful insight into his mindset when writing the book. I like reading this book along with reading "East of Eden" itself. It's like being in his head while he is deciding what to write and why.

  • John Steinbeck is and always has been one of my favorite authors. More than just writing to Pascal, I find this book to be like reading a sort of Rilke's Letter to the Young Poet. Steinbeck isn't, I feel, trying to tell anyone how to write. Many times it seems like that is the question that he himself is struggling with. As a form of entertainment, how can following the day to day of one of our literary greats not be entertaining? But as a guidebook for writers, well... this is one that probably should be on the bookshelf.

  • I'm a Steinbeck fan, and the above phrase/title is the title of an article that I recently read in which the author (sorry: I've forgotten her name) states the case for Steinbeck as a writer of advanced conscience in a woefully materialistic and aggressive world. I've spent years avoiding reading East of Eden because of all the bad press given to the bad, bad female character, Cathy. As a woman in a patriarchal world, I did not feel I needed to go out of my way to read more bad press about my sex. The Journal, however, is a startlingly vivid account of the agony and ecstasy of the creative process of a piece of writing, and as such, and because I am a writer, I am now encouraged - perhaps obliged - to read East of Eden. Steinbeck inevitably tackled 'difficult' subject matter, and inevitably took his work to a deeper level than the majority of his critics, privileged patriarchs all, were able to acknowledge: I look forward to dipping into East of Eden, guided now by my copy of the Journal.

  • One should first East of Eden first. Then this. The agony, OCD, and occasional lethargy of his process in creating his magnum opus will be encouraging to any struggling writer... keep going!

  • Steinbeck wrote the lengthy EAST OF EDEN saga straight through, from January to the first of November, in 1951. Every weekday, he sharpened his beloved pencils, sat down and warmed up, writing in the form of a letter to his friend and publisher, Pascal Covici. The letters he entered on the left side of the manuscript book Covici hand given him; on the right side, after clearing his mind and setting out the days' goals, he'd write his story, averaging about 1,500 words a day. JOURNAL OF A NOVEL collects those daily addresses to Covici, to whom EAST OF EDEN is dedicated.
    On the one hand, JOURNAL OF A NOVEL is instructive in how to use journaling to order one's demons, to focus and forge ahead. More important, it brings the reader right up to the man, and Steinbeck is a fascinating person to know. At age 48 when he produced this, he is twice divorced, happily remarried a third time, engaged in fatherhood and transplanted to New York. He is a whittler, a tinkerer, an inventor. His credo is, why pay someone to do something badly that he can do just as badly himself. He maintains an active family, professional and social life that he chattily reports and offers some prescient observations on the Marshall Plan and MacArthur. He is not without his depressive cycles, but at this point in his life he is more understanding of them and never lets them interfere with his work. His resolve is extraordinary.
    It is especially rich to read this following WORKING DAYS, the journal he kept as he wrote THE GRAPES OF WRATH. You get a sense of personal growth and a fuller sense of the middle of the 20th century through his eyes.
    Highly recommended.

  • I am only three pages in and already it is a life companion.

  • This fascinating memoir really adds an extra layer of depth to Steinbeck's East of Eden. It also contains various intelligent literary comments in regards to writing and the writing process.