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John Steinbeck wrote The Journals eBook #180 The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal reveali Steinbeck wrote his Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath in an exhausting period of intense creativity from June to October 1938 During that period and for some time thereafter he kept a journal in which he wrote before he started work each day Steinbeck set out what he expected to achieve on that day and recorded his hopes dreams and frustrations He repeatedly expressed his determination to make the book a good one but also his fear that it wouldn’t be Steinbeck reported on bouts of depression and anxiety and his deep feeling of inadeuacy about his writing In the aftermath of publication of the book he recorded the disturbing effect its extraordinary success had on his life This book includes a comprehensive introduction and each of Steinbeck’s journal entries annotated by editor Robert Demott Steinbeck sent the journal to his editor and friend Pat Covici in 1950 He wroteVery many times I have been tempted to destroy this book It is an account very personal and in many instances purposely obscure But recently I reread it and only after this time did the unconscious pattern emerge It is true that this book is full of my own weaknesses of complaints and violence These are just as apparent as they ever were What a complainer I am But in rereading these became less important and the times and the little histories seemed to be apparent I had not realized that so much happened during the short period of the actual writing of The Grapes of Wrath things that happened to me and to you and to the world Steinbeck asked that the journal not be published during his lifetime and that it be made available to his children if they should ever want “to look behind the myth and hearsay and flattery and slander a disappeared man becomes and to know to some extent what manner of man their father was”This book provides an amazing insight into the creative process and into Steinbeck’s mind It is a testament to his steadfast determination to make The Grapes of Wrath the best book it could be Highly recommended for Steinbeck fans

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Working Days The Journals of The Grapes of WrathDetail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success It is a uniue and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating Working Days PDF an essential American masterpiec A writer who talks about his feelings Doubt confidence joy worry and the push to keep working as the world collides into him I've had this book on my shelf for a decade at least always intending to re read The Grapes of Wrath with it but never actually buying that book Reading it the first time on its own though helped me concentrate on the writing process without the distraction of the novel's tough contentI have the laziness and reluctance that is always present in the beginning p 62The trouble with being too casual about a manuscript is that you don't do it In writing habit seems to be a much stronger force than either willpower or inspiration Conseuently there must be some little uality of fierceness until the habit pattern of a certain number of words is established One never feels like awaking day after day In fact given the smallest excuse one will not work at all The rest is nonsense Perhaps there are people who can work that way but I cannot I must get my words down every day whether they are any good or not And I am a little afraid that they are not much good However down they go p 118 19Here is a strange thing almost like a secret You start out putting words down and there are three things you the pen and the page Then gradually the three things merge until they are all one and you feel about the page as you do about your arm Only you love it than you love your arm p 121from the commentary 'Why do they think a writer just because he can write will make a good after dinner speaker or club committeeman or even a public speaker I'm no public speaker and I don't want to be I'm not even a finished writer yet I haven't learned my craft' he admonished an AP interviewer in 1939 p 98One disappointment is that except for mentioning trouble with a side story's timeline he doesn't go much into specific detail of sections and characters in the story So don't look for deep analysis here My Grapes copy is due to arrive this week and I'm going to re read this as I roll through it which is what earned this book the 5th star


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FREE EPUB é MOBI Working Days The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath ☆ 9780140144574 º DOGSALONBRISTOL ¼ [Reading] ➲ Working Days The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath ➺ John Steinbeck – John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Ng his arduous journey toward its completionThe journal like the novel it chronicles tells a tale of dramatic proportions of dogged determination and inspiration yet also of paranoia self doubt and obstacles It records in intimate What a fabulous book for a writer to read If Steinbeck had all these worries about distraction and lack of self confidence maybe there is hope for the rest of us The idea of writing down all the things that bother you about writing and then just writing is so inspiring Time to go put something down on paper