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Persons of Interest -- John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (2/27/1902–12/20/1968) is a well-known American author and needs no introduction. Most folks in the United States have read at least one of his stories in high school (for instance his novellas, … 273 more words

Writing

East of Eden

In February my Book Club read East of Eden, by John Steinbeck. The book deserves a far better treatment than I am going to give it here, but I wanted to post some thoughts about it. 860 more words

Books

Dead Can Dance -Dead Can Dance (1984)

This winter has thrown a wrench in my seasonal cold weather listening habits. At this time of year, I’m usually listening to music that looks like the weather: cold, dark and full of melancholy. 451 more words

'80s

“Do you take pride in your hurt?” Samuel asked. “Does it make you seem large and tragic?”

“I don’t know.”

“Well, think about it. Maybe you’re playing a part on a great stage with only yourself as audience.”

~John Steinbeck, East of Eden (1952)

Quote Of The Day

Moving East of Eden

I am always telling the students that when we read the Bible, it’s not the random thought that strikes them, that they should primarily take away (much as God sometimes does use random thoughts), but the main point that God (through the author) wants to convey.   897 more words

Travel

East of Eden

“We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil.”

From this concept Steinbeck constructs his greatest work,  1,026 more words

Literature