Working Days: The Journals of the Grapes of Wrath, 1938-1941

By: Demott, Robert; Steinbeck, John

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2nd printing. 1989 Hard Cover. lvii, [1], 180, [2] pp. 8vo. These journal notations, which Steinbeck used as 'stretching exercises' to warm up to his daily 2000-word stints during his five months' labor on Grapes , shed an interesting light on his working habits. His references to the novel-in-progress take the completed novel pretty much for granted--much as a marathon runner is far less concerned with the route and the finish line than with what mile-marker he is at, how his condition is, and whether he will be able to slog out the distance. Few readers of Grapes , with its irresistible narrative drive and effortless panoramic prose style, would guess at the dogged, self-doubting day-laborer's mood of these notes. The accompanying commentary and annotations by the editor are informative, generally judicious, and relatively thorough. -- Library Journal

Title: Working Days: The Journals of the Grapes of Wrath, 1938-1941

Author: Demott, Robert; Steinbeck, John

Categories: Literature, Literary Criticism,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: Viking Press: 1989

ISBN Number: 0670808458

ISBN Number 13: 9780670808458

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2277161

Keywords: LITERATURE LITERARY CRITICISM GRAPES OF WRATH CLASSICS NOVELS STEINBECK, JOHN, 1902-1968,