There are 4 great writers I study: Ernest Hemingway, Emily Bronte, John Steinbeck and James Baldwin ... Attached: Excerpt from EAST OF EDEN by the master JOHN STEINBECK..a film I've seen and book I have yet to read...so I will read it on Christmas... Steinbeck writes in a simple style like Hemingway (the way I want to storytell) ...
East of Eden is a novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, published in September 1952. Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories. The novel was originally addressed to Steinbeck's young sons, Thom and John (then 6½ and 4½ years old, respectively). Steinbeck wanted to describe the Salinas Valley for them in detail: the sights, sounds, smells, and colors.