East of Eden

«A novel planned on the grandest possible scale...One of those occasions when a writer has aimed high and then summoned every ounce of energy, talent, seriousness, and passion of which he was capable...It is an entirely interesting and impressive book»

New York Herald Tribune

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A stunning new series look for one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

Medlemsvurdering:
Weighing in at a rather hefty 600 pages, this is obviously not going to be a book to last just an afternoon. But having been a fan of both Steinbeck's "classics", "Of Mice and Men" and "The Grapes of Wrath", I was very much looking forward to getting into this book, and it certainly doesn't disappoint! Thanks to Steinbeck's supreme style of writing and his ability to set a glorious picture of the settings and characters, it doesn't take long at all to become engaged in the world of early twentieth-century America, especially that of the Salinas Valley in California where much of the story plays out. The book successfully explores the biblical themes of the book of Genesis through the lives of its characters as they pass through the great journey of human emotion and integrity. Perhaps the greatest success of the story is the affirmation of human life and morality, and without wanting to spoil this great book any further, it genuinely left me inspired! I have here reviewed the atmosphere and theme of the book more than the plot, as the plot is a journey you should take on your own! A brilliant and captivating read!

chemist

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Detaljer

Forlag
Penguin Books Ltd
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
736
ISBN
9780241980354
Utgivelsesår
2017
Format
18 x 11 cm

Om forfatteren

John Steinbeck (1902-68) is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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«A novel planned on the grandest possible scale...One of those occasions when a writer has aimed high and then summoned every ounce of energy, talent, seriousness, and passion of which he was capable...It is an entirely interesting and impressive book»

New York Herald Tribune

«When the book club ended a year ago, I said I would bring it back when I found the book that was moving...and this is a great one. I read it for myself for the first time and then I had some friends read it. And we think it might be the best novel we've ever read!»

Oprah Winfrey

«A strange and original work of art»

New York Times Book Review

«A moving, crying pageant with wilderness strengths»

Carl Sandburg

«The work of a great storyteller»

Washington Post

Medlemmers vurdering

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chemist – 30.07.2010

– Weighing in at a rather hefty 600 pages, this is obviously not going to be a book to last just an afternoon. But having been a fan of both Steinbeck's "classics", "Of Mice and Men" and "The Grapes of Wrath", I was very much looking forward to getting into this book, and it certainly doesn't disappoint! Thanks to Steinbeck's supreme style of writing and his ability to set a glorious picture of the settings and characters, it doesn't take long at all to become engaged in the world of early twentieth-century America, especially that of the Salinas Valley in California where much of the story plays out. The book successfully explores the biblical themes of the book of Genesis through the lives of its characters as they pass through the great journey of human emotion and integrity. Perhaps the greatest success of the story is the affirmation of human life and morality, and without wanting to spoil this great book any further, it genuinely left me inspired! I have here reviewed the atmosphere and theme of the book more than the plot, as the plot is a journey you should take on your own! A brilliant and captivating read!

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selina – 30.08.2007

– East of Eden er den monumentale beretningen om familiene Trask og Hamilton, som begge slår seg ned i den vakre Salinas Valley i California. Boken strekker seg over to generasjoner, og referansene til fortellingene om både Adam og Eva og Kain og Abel er soleklare. En av bokens hovedpersoner, Adam Trask, flytter til California med sin unge kone Cathy, som snart viser seg å være noe ganske annet enn den madonnaen Adam har diktet opp. Når barna deres, tvillingene Cal og Aron, så vokser opp, er bordet dekket for en mer moderne versjon av sagaen om brødreforræderi og Kain og Abel. Boken er legendarisk, og ikke uten grunn. Den griper tak i leseren, og krever ens fulle oppmerksomhet gjennom de litt over 600 sidene. Den er ytterst velskrevet, og lettlest på engelsk, og er etter min mening, en mye bedre leseropplevelse enn Steinbecks vel så kjente Vredens Druer. Boken skildrer og berører alle aspekter fra menneskesinnet; den er lattermild, lidenskapelig, alvorlig, ondskapsfull, voldelig og kjærlig - og ganske enkelt en bok man må lese før man dør. Anbefales på det sterkeste!

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lillebrille – 11.04.2006

– John Steinbeck skrev mange flotte bøker, som nå er blitt moderne klassikere, og dette er en av hans aller beste. Boken tar utgangspunkt i den bibelske historien om Kain og Abel, og havner kort fortalt om menneskets mulighet til å velge. Teksten forteller at man kan rive seg løs fra sin egen skjebne, eller arvesynd, og velge seg det liv man ønsker å leve. Vi følger familien Trask over tre generasjoner, gjennom mange dramatiske og vonde hendelser. Dette gjør boken til tider tung å lese, for det er så mye sorg, lidelse og ikke minst ondskap. På tross av dette er det en positiv bok som har betydd mye for meg. Steinbeck lar deg aldri miste troen på at det gode vil seire. Jeg vil anbefale denne boken på det varmeste!

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