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On Reading The Grapes of Wrath

On Reading The Grapes of Wrath (Paperback)

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In this compelling biography of a book, Susan Shillinglaw delves into John Steinbeck's classic to explore the cultural, social, political, scientific, and creative impact of The Grapes of Wrath upon first publication, as well as its enduring legacy.First published in April 1939, Steinbeck's National Book Award-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. The storyof their struggle remains eerily relevant in today's America and stands as a portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, "in the souls of the people."

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural history Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 19/02/2014 ISBN-13: 9780143125501  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Susan Shillinglaw is a professor of English and the director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University.

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