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East of Eden

East of Eden (Paperback)

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'There is only one book to a man' Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden. Set in the rich farmland of the Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel, follows the interwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of indentity; the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence.

Fiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 03/04/2014 ISBN-13: 9780141394893  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John Steinbeck (1902-68) is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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As far as I'm concerned this is not only Steinbeck's greatest work (and that's quite a bunch to be the best of), but one of the great pieces of 20th-century narrative fiction. First published in 1952, Steinbeck himself reckoned it was the summation of all of the storytelling craft he'd come to hone in his (then) 50 years. He's not wrong.

This is a book of biblical ambition, the familiar California setting providing the perfect backdrop for the story of familial sin begetting generation after generation. For me it's not just the towering ambition of the storytelling, but the efficiency with which Steinbeck weaves it. Your senses come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the Salinas Valley, as it goes from the American Civil War right up to the First World War.

You know that a book has immediacy when you become so emotionally involved that the very appearance of a character can drive you made with anger and pity; in Cathy Ames Steinbeck has created one of the greatest female characters in modern literature. There's so much more but not enough space to talk about it here. A towering work of art, if you're going through The Greats and you can only read one Steinbeck, make sure it's this one.
 

Jon, Charing Cross Road

 

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 11/05/2017

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