East of Eden
In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two... show more
In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two familiesthe Trasks and the Hamiltonswhose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence.
Publish date: October 1st 1992
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 602
Edition language: English
I want people like Samuel Hamilton and Lee in my life. I know that I'll return to this book just to hang out with them again.
This isn't a review, just my rambling thoughts immediately after finishing this book.Finishing this book feels like An Accomplishment, if you know what I mean. I don't know what it is about Steinbeck's writing--which I love, or at least I've loved his writing in [b:The Pearl|5308|The Pearl|John Stei...
I had been afraid that, when I didn’t like Of Mice and Men, I was doomed to dislike Steinbeck, one of the supposedly greatest writers of the twentieth century. Then, I was pulled in the opposite direction when I fell in love with The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights. I needed something else...
Nie ma sensu się rozwodzić - to świetna książka. I bardzo prosta w odbiorze, jeśli ktoś się boi różnego rodzaju klasyki, może przestać - sama się czyta. Myślę, że jest tak łatwa i przyjemna w odbiorze, że w ogóle można by zacząć czytanie książek od niej (no dobra, od “Mysz i ludzi” a potem od niej)....
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