Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters (Paperback)
The East of Eden Letters
Penguin Books, 9780140144185, 192pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 1990
Steinbeck's letters were written on the left-hand pages of a notebook in which the facing pages would be filled with the test of East of Eden. They touched on many subjects--story arguments, trial flights of worknamship, concern for his sons.
Part autobiography, part writer's workshop, these letters offer an illuminating perspective on Steinbeck's creative process, and a fascinating glimpse of Steinbeck, the private man.
Praise For Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters…
"Full of insights and revelations involving the gladness and terror of writing." —Chicago Sun-Times
"A sort of Travels with Charley across a more personal country." —The Boston Globe