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Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters John Steinbeck

Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters

John Steinbeck

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ISBN : 9781417671984
Hardcover
182 pages
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Each working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, John Steinbeck warmed up to the work of writing East of Eden and a letter to the late Pascal Covici, his friend and editor of the Viking Press. It was his way, he said, of getting my mental armMoreEach working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, John Steinbeck warmed up to the work of writing East of Eden and a letter to the late Pascal Covici, his friend and editor of the Viking Press. It was his way, he said, of getting my mental arm in shape to pitch a good game.Steinbecks 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. They touched on many subjects - story arguements, trial flights of workmanship, concern for his sons.Part autobiography, part writers workshop, these letters offer an illuminating perspective on Steinbecks creative process, and a fascinating glimpse of Steinbeck, the private man.