grapes of wrath

Steinbeck’s BDay

For John Steinbeck’s 112th birthday, here are nine Steinbeck quotes about writing, living, and individualism: 1. In every bit of honest writing in the world … there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly […]

A Life in Letters – F. Scott Fitzgerald

A letter to a family friend regarding her latest short story: November 9, 1938 Dear Frances: I’ve read the story carefully and, Frances, I’m afraid the price for doing professional work is a good deal higher than you are prepared to pay at present. You’ve got to sell your heart, your strongest reactions, not the […]