William the White wrote:
Have you seen it staged before? I'm still 30-odd pages from the end, but it has only felt like about a half hour's worth so far!
Either way it's been too long since I've been to the Octagon. Must sort.
I haven't seen it staged - but I presume they are using Steinbeck's own version of it.i think this appeared very quickly after the novel's publication. and there's a 19830s movie of it also, don't know if Steinbeck wrote this.It was the first Steinbeck i ever read
. I consumed the entire opus in the following few years. He writes with heart and passion, and has strangely fallen out of favour recently. One of the three great writers of that American generation - with Hemingway and dos Passos.
And mine. Tearing through it like you do when a book just grabs you. Already had Grapes of Wrath reserved at the library, I'm on a mission whilst I have free time to get through as many of the books one 'ought to have read' as I can, but I think it could be a while before it is available. Where do I go after that do you reckon?
Hemingway, I read A Farewell to Arms about a year ago, and really enjoyed it. The only other I have read is the Old Man and the Sea. I found a copy of it, in French, in the school library when about 15. I read it to practise my french more than anything, and so didn't really follow it as a book.
dos Passos I haven't read any of.
It's an ace feeling finding new authors you enjoy. Recommendations on where to go next for the three would be much appreciated.