Journal of A Novel: The East of Eden Letters

Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters is a series of letters written by John Steinbeck to his friend and editor Pascal Covici, in parallel with the first draft of his longest novel. The letters were written between January, 29- October 31, 1951. They were not meant for publication, but an edited version was first published by Viking the year after the author's death in 1968.

Works by John Steinbeck
Novels and
novellas
  • Cup of Gold (1927)
  • The Red Pony (1933)
  • To a God Unknown (1933)
  • Tortilla Flat (1935)
  • In Dubious Battle (1936)
  • Of Mice and Men (1937)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
  • The Moon Is Down (1942)
  • Cannery Row (1945)
  • The Wayward Bus (1947)
  • The Pearl (1947)
  • Burning Bright (1950)
  • East of Eden (1952)
  • Sweet Thursday (1954)
  • The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication (1957)
  • The Winter of Our Discontent (1961)
  • The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (1976)
Short story
collections
  • The Pastures of Heaven (1932)
  • The Long Valley (1938)
Screenplays
  • The Forgotten Village (1941)
  • La perla (1947)
  • The Red Pony (1949)
  • Viva Zapata! (1952)
Adaptations
Of Mice and Men
  • Of Mice and Men (1939 film)
  • Of Mice and Men (1969 opera)
  • Of Mice and Men (1992 film)
The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1940 film)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1988 play)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (2007 opera)
Other
  • The Red Pony (1949 film score)
  • East of Eden (1955 film)
  • The Wayward Bus (1957 film)
  • Cannery Row (1982 film)
  • The Winter of Our Discontent (1983 film)
Non-fiction
  • Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research (1941)
  • Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team (1942)
  • A Russian Journal (1948)
  • The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951)
  • Once There Was a War (1958)
  • Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1962)
  • America and Americans (1966)
  • Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters (1969)

Famous quotes containing the words letters, eden and/or east:

    Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls.
    For, thus friends absent speak.
    John Donne (c. 1572–1631)

    Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.
    Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923)

    At length, having come up fifty rods off, he uttered one of those prolonged howls, as if calling on the god of loons to aid him, and immediately there came a wind from the east and rippled the surface, and filled the whole air with misty rain, and I was impressed as if it were the prayer of the loon answered, and his god was angry with me; and so I left him disappearing far away on the tumultuous surface.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)