“The creative principle is a lonely and an individual matter.”

even more thoughts on John Steinbeck

Art of Quotation


“The creative principle is a lonely and an individual matter.”

John Steinbeck, writer

More – Quotation from “About Ed Ricketts” from “The Log from the Sea of Cortez”

ed-ricketts-0629-2Both Steinbeck and Ricketts had achieved some measure of security and recognition in their professions by 1939: Steinbeck had capitalized on his first successful novel, Tortilla Flat, with the publication of The Grapes of Wrath, and Ricketts had published Between Pacific Tides, which became the definitive handbook for the study of the intertidal fauna of the Pacific Coast of the coterminous United States. Steinbeck was exhausted and looking for a new start; Ricketts was looking for a new challenge. The two men had long thought of producing a book together and, in a change of pace for both of them, they began work on a handbook of the common intertidal species of the San Francisco Bay Area. The book…

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