Journal of A Novel
The East of Eden LettersBook - 1990
Each working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, John Steinbeck warmed up to the work of writing East of Eden with 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." Steinbeck's letters were written on the left-hand pages of a notebook in which the facing pages would be filled with the text of the novel. They touched on many subjects--story arguments, trial flights of workmanship, 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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1990.
Branch Call Number: 813 STEINBECK
Characteristics: ix, 182 pages ; 20 cm