The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2006-03-28
ISBN: 1440637121
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grapes of Wrath Book Excerpt:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics. This Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle-edged pages. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 9042026839
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grapes of Wrath Book Excerpt:

The Grapes of Wrath: A Re-Consideration is a collection of essays compiled by Steinbeck bibliographer, Michael J. Meyer, in celebration of the novel's seventieth anniversary. Following the pattern of previous books in the Dialogue series, this study presents analyses by senior Steinbeck scholars and also introduces several new voices. Issues addressed include accusations about the novel's sentimentality, speculations about its status as a work of naturalism, and questions about its experimental structure. In addition, the language and imagery of the novel, its religious overtones, and its reputation as a radical work of art are revisited with fresh insights. Because The Grapes of Wrath holds iconic stature as an American masterpiece, both scholarly and lay readers will welcome this two volume set since it includes many new avenues of approach that will encourage greater insights, deeper understandings, and further explorations of the complexities of Steinbeck’s achievements in this classic work of art.

On Reading The Grapes of Wrath

On Reading The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Susan Shillinglaw
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-02-19
ISBN: 0698146093
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Reading The Grapes of Wrath Book Excerpt:

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 story of 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."

New Essays on The Grapes of Wrath

New Essays on The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Emory Elliot
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 130
Release: 1990-08-31
ISBN: 9780521369091
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Essays on The Grapes of Wrath Book Excerpt:

The four essays and introduction explore the issues raised by The Grapes of Wrath.

Biblical Symbolism in John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

Biblical Symbolism in John Steinbeck   s  The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Sirinya Pakditawan
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2014-11-17
ISBN: 3656841195
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biblical Symbolism in John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,2, , language: English, abstract: In 1938 John Steinbeck began writing The Grapes of Wrath, a novel which was to gain him his greatest acclaim. This novel is set in the time of the Great Depression and of the Dust Bowl in America. In The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck tries to expose the hardships and plights of the people dispossessed from their lands during that time. People like the Joads from Oklahoma that were to become exploited migrant workers in California, a place which they thought the Promised Land. Hence, Steinbeck gained the reputation of being a “proletarian writer” because he sides with the common worker. Thus, The Grapes of Wrath also belongs to Steinbeck’s Labor Trilogy. What is more, his novel was sharply criticized and very much discussed at the time of its publication: “It was publicly banned and burned by citizens, it was debated on national radio hook-ups; but above all, it was read”. In spite of all this critique, in 1940 Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for this novel and in 1962 he also won the Noble Prize for Literature. Hence, the Grapes of Wrath must be more than simply a piece of propagandistic writing. In point of fact, “Steinbeck patterned the book on far more universal themes, both the biblical story of Exodus, and also humanity’s capacity for survival (...) in the face of (...) calamity”. It is very interesting that Steinbeck uses biblical parallels in his story. Thus, he alludes to the Old Testament, the Israelites and the Exodus as well as to Christ and the New Testament. In other words, one might also say that Steinbeck takes the reader through the development of the Bible in order to reveal the migrants’ developing humanity and religion. This is already suggested by the title of this novel for it is taken from The Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe. The fact that Steinbeck’s great American novel seems to rely firmly on a biblical consciousness is suggested in this context because the lyrics of the Battle Hymn also refer to the biblical passage Revelation. This passage appeals to deliverance in the final judgement. Hence, as far as the novel is concerned, it is suggested that there will also be deliverance of the workers after managing all their hardships and developing compassion and humanity.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath  by John Steinbeck
Author: Mary Lovejoy Dennis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1999-07
ISBN: 9781561372997
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Book Excerpt:

"Traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers."--Amazon.com.

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck
Author: Jeffrey D. Schultz,Luchen Li
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1438108508
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck Book Excerpt:

Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.

John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Frank Galati,John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 145
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath Book Excerpt:

Presents the drama version of Steinbeck's story of the Joad family's struggle for survival during the Depression

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin Group
Total Pages: 881
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grapes of Wrath Book Excerpt:

First published in 1939, "The Grapes of Wrath" is a landmark of American literature. This Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm homestead by the "land companies" and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. A portrait of conflict between the powerful and the powerless, the novel captures the horrors of the Depression and probes the very nature of equality in America. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Critical Essays on Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

Critical Essays on Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Ditsky
Publsiher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Essays on Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath Book Excerpt:

Presents a collection of critical essays on Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath."

The Critical Response to John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

The Critical Response to John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Barbara A. Heavilin
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Critical Response to John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath Book Excerpt:

When it was initially published in 1939, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath instantly became a bestseller. Like many phenomenally popular works, it has elicited a wide range of critical responses. Some critics have attacked Steinbeck for his alleged sentimentalism, while others have praised him for writing a great American epic. While modern critics have generally responded positively toward his novel, they have done so at a time when its place in the American literary canon is increasingly uncertain. Through reviews, previously published essays, and original material, this volume records the critical reception of The Grapes of Wrath up to the recent editions of the 1990s. The volume additionally includes a chronology, bibliography, and extensive introductory essay.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Robert Murray Davis
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 157
Release: 1982
ISBN: 9780133633580
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grapes of Wrath Book Excerpt:

Essays discuss this novel's place in American literature, look at different interpretations, and analyze Steinbeck's style

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck (Schriftsteller, USA)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 619
Release: 1940
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grapes of Wrath Book Excerpt:

The Land Without Promise

The Land Without Promise
Author: Katerina Koci
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-07-29
ISBN: 0567696308
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land Without Promise Book Excerpt:

Katerina Koci charts the development of the promised land motif, starting from its biblical roots and examining its reception over the centuries until the present day. As her cornerstone, Koci uses Hans-Georg Gadamer's claim that there are two complementary paths towards understanding and knowledge: science and art. Thus, to be faithful to the creed of the great hermeneutist, Koci ventures into both topics, arguing that while science sets out historical-critical analysis of the promised land motif in the Hebrew Bible and its later receptions, art enriches the interpretation with its literary illustrations. This volume places particular focus on American contexts, since the concept of the promised land is so deeply intertwined with American religious-political mythologies, and with the art of John Steinbeck and Walter Brueggemann in particular. By discussing artistic interpretation in biblical hermeneutics, the context and reception of Genesis 15.7 and Exodus 3.8 in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, and the history of the promised land motif and its interpretations, Koci argues that artistic receptions of biblical motifs are crucial for biblical scholarship in opening new hermeneutical and thematical horizons.

The Conference of Brussels November 3 24 1937

The Conference of Brussels  November 3 24  1937
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 1938
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: China
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conference of Brussels November 3 24 1937 Book Excerpt:

From Good Ma to Welfare Queen

From Good Ma to Welfare Queen
Author: Vivyan Campbell Adair
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780815336518
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Good Ma to Welfare Queen Book Excerpt:

Through this exploration the connection between textual representation and social productions of the "Real" become startlingly apparent.".

Atlantic Automobilism

Atlantic Automobilism
Author: Gijs Mom
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN: 1782383786
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlantic Automobilism Book Excerpt:

Our continued use of the combustion engine car in the 21st century, despite many rational arguments against it, makes it more and more difficult to imagine that transport has a sustainable future. Offering a sweeping transatlantic perspective, this book explains the current obsession with automobiles by delving deep into the motives of early car users. It provides a synthesis of our knowledge about the emergence and persistence of the car, using a broad range of material including novels, poems, films, and songs to unearth the desires that shaped our present “car society.” Combining social, psychological, and structural explanations, the author concludes that the ability of cars to convey transcendental experience, especially for men, explains our attachment to the vehicle.

Pathos in John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

Pathos in John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Jerry Dennis Britt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathos in John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath Book Excerpt:

Working Days

Working Days
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1990-12-01
ISBN: 1440674523
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working Days Book Excerpt:

John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion. The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged determination and inspiration, yet also of paranoia, self-doubt, and obstacles. It records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success. It is a unique and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating an essential American masterpiece.

Literary Geography An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings

Literary Geography  An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings
Author: Lynn M. Houston
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN: 1440842558
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Geography An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings Book Excerpt:

This reference investigates the role of landscape in popular works and in doing so explores the time in which they were written. • Discusses books and poems covered on the AP English Literature and Composition exam, the most-assigned pieces of literature on high school reading lists, and well-loved contemporary books • Examines specific pieces of literature in the geographical and historical context in which they were written, making this book especially relevant to core curriculum standards • Provides comprehensive content that is unique in the library market • Includes recommendations of complimentary works • Features organization alphabetical by work, making it easy to navigate • Maintains an accessible style useful for high school and general education college courses