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Read East of Eden Read È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç John Steinbeck John Steinbeck Ç 0 Free read S rivalry of Cain and AbelAdam Trask came to California from the East to farm and raise his family on the new rich land But the birth of his twins Cal and Aaron brings his wife to the brink of madness and Adam is left alone to raise his boys to manhood One boy thrives nurtured by the love of all those around him; the other grows up in loneliness enveloped by a mysterious darknessFirst published in 1952. I hate this book Hate Ponderous pretentious melodramatic self satisfied patronizing to its readers with ultimately nothing to say Can be summarized thus a bunch of people with no formal education whatsoever sit around discussing the time they read the Old Testament in Hebrew They then tell us all how to live Uhright I knew we were in trouble with the unbelievably lame introduction some forced self congratulatory metaphor about a box if memory serves but it s hard to believe it actually got worse from there In any event with its smug aura of Here you will find WISDOM it s certainly no wonder that it s right up Oprah s alley The fact that people worship this misbegotten mess of a book as they might worship pieces of the True Cross is just plain depressing Apparently the way to literary immortality is to give em a decent narrative throw in some breathless nonsense about free will and the Bible and don t forget to puff out your chest and tell everyone that you ve written a masterpiece Gack For this they gave him the Nobel PrizeAfter deleting I don t know how many comments calling me names and getting several pieces of hate email I m adding this addendum because it will save both me and a bunch of other people from wasting time I ll delete any comments that I consider abusive or that I think constitute ad hominem arguments so do keep that in mind if you re considering posting a long screed

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Read East of Eden Read È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç John Steinbeck John Steinbeck Ç 0 Free read East of Eden is the 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 conseuences of love's absence A masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years East of Eden is a powerful and vastly ambitious novel that is at once a family saga and a modern retelling of the Book of Genesis jacket flap. I have no words to describe what this novel did to my reading self It was my first Steinbeck and it made me fall in love with his writing his ideas his cry for individual freedom and social justice It made me ache for goodness in a world of evil and it made me respect the power of storytelling to explain the inexplicable difficulties of family life It was the first time I felt scared of a fictional character I don t think I have ever been so deeply shaken as by CathyKate and she remains the villain with whom I compare all other literary villains And yet she fascinated me she was like a snake hypnotising a mouse and she merged the mythical ideas of Eve and the serpent into one powerful person destructive and beautiful exciting and dangerous Yet despite the biblical references which dominate the narrative the monumental family saga has resemblance with a Greek tragedy than with a Christian tale facing the shame of failure most characters choose to exit the stage rather than gaining redemption through suffering Their lifeline is the freedom of CHOICE not dogmatic obedienceAnd this I believe that the free exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world And this I would fight for the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes undirected And this I must fight against any idea religion or government which limits or destroys the individual This is what I am and what I am aboutOf all the books I don t have time to reread this is the one that is tempting me most like a snake Eve pointing towards a shiny apple this is where you will find the knowledge of good and evil and it is your choice if you read it or notIt will make you shiver with fear and admiration for the human imagination

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Read East of Eden Read È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç John Steinbeck John Steinbeck Ç 0 Free read 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 families the Trasks and the Hamiltons whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonou. This book is mind blowing It is John Steinbeck at his sharpest He said that every author really only has one book and that all of his books leading up to East of Eden were just practice Eden would be his book I could write a summary of the book but it would be trouble than it s worth You will often hear it referred to as a modern retelling of the Genesis story of Cain and Abel but that is too simplistic Steinbeck takes the story of Cain and Abel and makes Cain in the form of Cal Trask the sympathetic character Cal Trask does not act destructively for the sake of destruction but he is desperately clawing for approval and love from his father Adam who prefers Cal s twin brother Aron The story isn t that pat though Cal and Aron really don t make their entrances as major characters until the last uarter of the 600 page novel So to say that this book is simply the retelling of Cain and Abel is to oversimplify the book The main theme of the book is the desire within everyone for love and how this desire can make people turn to destructive behavior This book has been criticized for being too verbose meandering inconsistently paced and heavy handed in its parallel with the story of Cain and Abel Yes it is verbose and meandering but that s Steinbeck It gives a full picture of the Salinas valley It gives you insights and perspectives you might not otherwise have If anything Steinbeck s constant forays into unrelated sidebars give the reader a break in pace a rest that makes the important parts of the books feel as though they flow smoothly As for the parallel with Cain and Abel it is heavy handed That being said the heavy handedness didn t bother me Going in to the novel with the expectation of it being a retelling of Cain and Abel at least for some of the narrative is enough to make the obvious references to Cain and Abel seem natural If Steinbeck had given the impression that he was trying to hide the parallel it would have been insulting But Steinbeck isn t trying to hide it he makes it clear that the story of Cain and Abel are an integral part of his story East of Eden is an amazing novel Its strong points than compensate for the very few shortcomings Steinbeck is such a tremendous writer that his shortcomings become strengths I highly recommend it


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  • Paperback
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  • East of Eden
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 14 April 2020
  • 9780142000656