My local library has a display pushing Steinbeck books to its visitors. When I was in my late teens Steinbeck was one of my favorite authors - maybe it‘s time to revisit some of his novels? 📕📗📘😊😊
This was nothing like any of the other Steinbeck novels I‘ve read, except that the characterization was really well done. I felt the foreboding throughout the entire book and I was hoping so much that things would work out for Ethan because I loved him. So much! He had such a good heart and wanted to make something of his life, but he went about it all wrong. I need to talk about the ending to someone!!!
Steinbeck is one of my top three favorite authors! I have a favorite book, I always thought people were insane when they‘d ask if I did until I read East of Eden. I‘ve so many more of his novels to read including TWOOD. Are you a Steinbeck fan? Do you have a favorite? #repost #litsy #steinbeck
September line up! I've been waiting to read Out of Africa for forever, but I've heard rave reviews about Stoner, and I am a huge Steinbeck fan, so hoping it's going to be a good month!
"Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-by is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future."
"I shall revenge myself in the cruelest way you can imagine. I shall forget it."
?was taken this past winter
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I couldn't find any more books #publishedinthe1960s on my shelves, but I bet there's more. Fortunately, the ones I did find I have either liked or loved, so doing okay in that respect! 👍
A brutally pessimistic commentary on the American Dream and the lengths to which one must go to attain success. Steinbeck makes a deeply cynical case for moral consequentialism, suggesting that man must inevitably "tromp on each other" to get ahead and that ultimately it's worthwhile since western society values strength and success over virtue and decency. A necessary and scathing critique of American ideals that feels relevant today.
My partner installed new bookcases in his apartment 15 months after he moved in, and when he unpacked his booked he realized all his Steinbecks went missing. Secret: I bought him two vintage editions at The Strand Bookstore today as a Christmas present, plus a gift card so he can pick out more to fill his shelves. The bookstore was jumpin', just packed FULL of holiday shoppers. Nice to see. 📗📗🎅🏻🎄🎁