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East of Eden

I’ve read The Pearl.  I’ve finished 80% of The Grapes of Wrath.  But I’ve never tackled any of Steinbeck’s other works.  Then came my book club’s pick for July, … 288 more words

Do you take pride in your hurt?

‘Do you take pride in your hurt? Does it make you seem large and tragic?…Well, think about it. Maybe you’re playing a part on a great stage with only yourself as audience.’  669 more words

East Of Eden

East of Eden: Being Good or Bad


Director Elia Kazen had the magic touch in 1950s Hollywood, even with the “red scare” of communism that threatened to knock him out of play. 1,039 more words


A Legend's Emergence: East of Eden

East of Eden, a beautiful portrait of a young man, Cal Trask (James Dean), who for all of his life have been perceived as the rejected and disappointed son, contrasted by the righteousness and purity of his older brother, Aron (Richard Davalos), whose presence models after their father, Adam (Raymond Massey). 429 more words

What Freedom

What freedom men and women could have…

Were they not constantly tricked and trapped and enslaved and tortured by their sexuality.

From John Steinbeck’s East of Eden (1952)


East of Eden

Yesterday, I found myself wanting to go back to happier times, but I couldn’t think of a time when everything was perfect. Of course there have been periods where I was happy in my own life, but people I care about have struggled, especially family, and I feel selfish about not giving them more thought. 255 more words