Summary Of Steinbeck's East Of Eden

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With Wagner who helped with the script Steinbeck traveled to Mexico for the filming ; on this trip he would be inspired by the story of Emiliano Zapata, and subsequently wrote a film script (Viva Zapata!) directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando and Anthony Quinn. In 1947, Steinbeck made the first of many trips to the Soviet Union, this one with photographer Robert Capa. They visited Moscow, Kiev, Tbilisi, Batumi and Stalingrad, some of the first Americans to visit many parts of the USSR since the communist revolution. Steinbeck 's 1948 book about their experiences, A Russian Journal, was illustrated with Capa 's photos. In 1948, the year the book was published, Steinbeck was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1950 , Steinbeck had divorced his second wife in 1948 and was remarried to Elaine Scott. In the postwar years he traveled often, seeming unable to settle down in a single place. He went several times to Russia, Europe, and especially England, but when abroad he would frequently long for home. Steinbeck 's novel East of Eden was published in (1952) . The book’s title comes from Genesis 4:1–16. Steinbeck examines the repetitive punishment for errors in human choices. Nonetheless, many early critics judged East of Eden a literary disaster, blaming Steinbeck for not understanding the biblical story and the American experience. They assumed the story of Adam to be the story of the fall of Man. But East of Eden is something quite
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