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On Elia Kazan’s East of Eden: for Library of America

Recently, I wrote a small piece which could be given a High School English class title: What James Dean and East of Eden meant to me. When I wrote it, I was deep in research for a huge piece which … Continue reading

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December 2016 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 7, Episode 22, “There Will Be Blood” (2012; d. Guy Norman Bee) I had started a re-watch of Season 7 in November, so I finished it out this month. Season 7 was one of my least favorites, when … Continue reading

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2016 Books Read

I’ve enjoyed myself this year with reading. I have finally bounced back from 2009 and 2010, when I was so out of my mind that I could barely read anymore. (Larry McMurtry describes a similar thing happening to him post-heart … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve been working on this list for a couple of weeks. I also plan on doing Non-Fiction and other categories in my out-of-control library. Some authors are represented multiple times. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. … Continue reading

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The Books: “East of Eden” (John Steinbeck)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: East of Eden, by John Steinbeck There’s one sentence in East of Eden about springtime coming to Salinas Valley in California (I looked for the sentence, and can’t find it) and the image is that … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Grapes of Wrath” (John Steinbeck)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck I was always an East of Eden fan myself – and while some people find fault in East of Eden, find the allegory too obvious, the structure too … Continue reading

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Steinbeck

Wow – what a photo. My immediate thought was of the great scene in East of Eden when Abra and Cal go on the ferris wheel.

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Monsters: Cathy in East of Eden

So in case you missed it, we had a GREAT conversation here the other day about the psychology of evil. It’s a huge comment-thread, with a ton of differing views – all well-articulated, beautiful personal stuff. One of the things … Continue reading

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East of Eden Re-Visited

Erin talks about East of Eden here in this wonderful post . She’s re-reading it “with immense satisfaction”. The first time I read this magnificent book was when I was in high school, I think I was 15. I read … Continue reading

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