Another description by Steinbeck’s widow of yet another of his writing spaces, which comprised mostly rooms but some other curious places.  Here a ‘room of one’s own’ is complemented by pervasive love. 

‘Now I am married to Elaine and in two days we are moving into a pretty little house on 72nd Street and there I will have a room to work in and I will have love all around me.’

For others, see his comment on choosing between two parts of the same property; his preferred writing technology; his dual purpose use of one writing space, and where it all began.  


Source: Elaine Steinbeck, Foreword, The Grapes of Wrath (London: Mandarin Paperback, 1995), p. ii

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