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Tortilla Flats Anniversary

Eighty years ago today John Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flats was published.

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a “Camelot” on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey,California and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. 127 more words


John Steinbeck- On Writing

John Steinbeck 1902-1968  author of 27 books= 16 novels, 6 non-fiction and 5 collections of short stories.  Among those are some titles you may have at least head of even if you’ve never read them. 12 more words


Quotation - Summertime

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way
I have to go to bed by day.

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Weekly Post


I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible. 6 more words


“Consequently I have never even wondered about the comparative standing of writers. I don’t understand that. Writing to me is a deeply personal, even a secret function and when the product is turned loose it is cut off from me and I have no sense of its being mine.

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To My Dad On Memorial Day

“We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the neverending contest in ourselves of good and evil. And it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal. 230 more words


#58: Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (Katarina)

During this challenge, Steinbeck has become one of my new favorite writers. However, Cannery Row (1945) is not a book I enjoyed reading. Maybe it is simply because I cannot really say that i understood the point of it. 188 more words