The Harvest Gypsies

On the Road to the Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Heyday

ISBN: 9781890771614

Category: History

Page: 62

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Collects seven newspaper articles on migrant farm workers, squatters' camps and the Hoovervilles of California that the author wrote for The San Francisco News in 1936, providing the factual foundation for the The Grapes of Wrath published three years later. Reissue.

From Good Ma to Welfare Queen

A Genealogy of the Poor Woman in American Literature, Photography and Culture

Author: Vivyan Campbell Adair

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815336518

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 153

View: 3902

This study explores literary, photographic and cultural representations of poor American women in a Foucaldian genealogy. In tracing the inscription of the poor woman historically and across genres the author reveals the contours of the objectification of the poor woman/mother and offers a clear view of the processes through which interlocking systems of race, gender and class oppression have marked the bodies of its subjects in specific and purposeful ways, in order to reproduce privileged ideology and power. Through this exploration the connection between textual representation and social productions of the Real become startlingly apparent.

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

A Literary Reference to His Life and Work

Author: Jeffrey D. Schultz,Luchen Li

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108508

Category: Electronic books

Page: 417

View: 8097

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.

Homer from Salinas

John Steinbeck's Enduring Voice for California

Author: William Anthony Nericcio


ISBN: 1879691892

Category: California

Page: 190

View: 2630

Working Days

The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440674523

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 7306

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.

Steinbeck's Bitter Fruit

From the Grapes of Wrath to Occupy Wall Street

Author: Thomas Fensch

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 099071814X

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 4999

John Steinbeck observed the plight of the dispossessed --the Okies--during the Great Depression and then wrote the epic Novel, "The Grapes of Wrath." The first half of "Steinbeck's bitter fruit" details his observations of the Depression years of the 1930s--the second half shows how close we may still be to the dark decade of the 1930s .The "bitter fruit" in the title are the grapes in "The Grapes of Wrath".

The Pull of Politics

Steinbeck, Wright, Hemingway, and the Left in the Late 1930s

Author: Milton A. Cohen

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826274153

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

View: 4846

In the late 1930s, John Steinbeck, Richard Wright, and Ernest Hemingway wrote novels that won critical acclaim and popular success: The Grapes of Wrath, Native Son, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. All three writers were involved with the Left at the time, and that commitment informed their fiction. Milton Cohen examines their motives for involvement with the Left; their novels’ political themes; and why they separated from the Left after the novels were published. These writers were deeply conflicted about their political commitments, and Cohen explores the tensions that arose between politics and art, resulting in the abandonment of a political attachment.

The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440637121

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 433

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.

A Journey into Steinbeck's California

Author: Susan Shillinglaw

Publisher: Roaring Forties Press

ISBN: 0984625461

Category: Travel

Page: 222

View: 1436

This part art book, part biography, and part travel guide offers insight into how landscapes and townscapes influenced John Steinbeck's creative process and how, in turn, his legacy has influenced modern California. Various types of readers will appreciate the information in this guide—literary pilgrims will learn more about the state featured so prominently in Steinbeck's work, tourists can visit the same buildings that he lived in and wrote about, and historians will appreciate the engrossing perspective on daily life in early and mid 20th-century California. Offering an entirely new perspective on Steinbeck and the people and places that he brought to life in his writing, this edition includes a wonderful variety of photographs, sketches, and paintings, including some from private, rarely seen collections. With a new preface from the author, updated details on featured websites, a new discussion on Steinbeck’s ecological interests and activities, and an extended exploration of his many travels to Mexico, readers will find delight in this depiction of the symbiotic relationship between an author and his favorite places.


Einführung in eine Handlungs- und Forschungsmethode der Sozialen Arbeit

Author: Karl-Heinz Braun,Konstanze Wetzel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531921517

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 5726

Die Sozialreportage schließt an die Traditionen der journalistischen Reportage an und wird in diesem Lehrbuch auf der Grundlage der dokumentarischen Methode als eigenständiger Praxis- und Forschungsansatz begründet. An Hand zahlreicher historischer und aktueller Beispiele wird ihre sozialraum-, lebenswelt- und milieubezogene Themenvielfalt erläutert und in einem synthetisierenden Verfahren, das Fotos und Texte eng aufeinander bezieht, zu einem ganzheitlichen Verständnis der Sozialen Arbeit zusammengeführt. Insofern ist die Sozialreportage immer auch eine Lern-Lehr-Methode für die Aus-, Fort- und Weiterbildung, die zugleich in einem engen Arbeitszusammenhang mit der Sozialberichterstattung und dem Sozialjournalismus steht.

John Steinbeck, Dorothea Lange und die Grosse Depression

Sozialkritik in Literatur und Fotografie

Author: Evelyn Runge

Publisher: N.A


Category: Depressions

Page: 195

View: 7019

Hunger, Armut, Hoffnungslosigkeit: Die Grosse Depression in den 1930er Jahren traf in den USA vor allem Landarbeiter und Farmpachter. Viele von ihnen machten sich auf den Weg gen Westen in der Hoffnung, auf den Plantagen Kaliforniens neue Arbeit zu finden. Prasident Roosevelt versuchte, mit seinem Reformprogramm <I>New Deal Migration und Hunger zu bekampfen. Auch Kunstler thematisierten die Folgen der Wirtschaftskrise in ihren Werken: John Steinbecks weltberuhmter Roman <I>Fruchte des Zorns erzahlt die Geschichte der Familie Joad, die ihre Farm aufgibt und nach Westen zieht; Dorothea Langes Fotografie <I>Migrant Mother wurde zum Sinnbild der Grossen Depression. Evelyn Runge arbeitet Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede zwischen dem Roman Steinbecks und den Dokumentarfotos Langes heraus. Ausgehend von der Theorie des Konstruktivismus werden biologisch-technische, soziale und mediale Determinanten dargestellt. Das Buch untersucht, inwiefern fiktionale Elemente in Literatur und Fotografie als Medien der Sozialkritik zu finden sind. Eine Analyse produktions- und rezeptionsasthetischer Bedingungen zeigt, dass sowohl literarische wie fotografische Arbeiten polyvalent zu verstehen sind - und nicht per se <I>das Bild der Welt prasentieren, wie der Begriff <I>documentary realism suggeriert."

The Eye of the Reporter

Literature's Heritage in the Press

Author: Bill Knight,Deckle McLean

Publisher: Western Illinois Univ

ISBN: 9780934312097

Category: American literature

Page: 168

View: 4507

A Russian Journal

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440657504

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 1255

Steinbeck and Capa’s account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing. Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune. This rare opportunity took the famous travelers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad – now Volgograd – but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed by the New York Times as "superb" when it first appeared in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation of their journey and remains a remarkable memoir and unique historical document. What they saw and movingly recorded in words and on film was what Steinbeck called "the great other side there … the private life of the Russian people." Unlike other Western reporting about Russia at the time, A Russian Journal is free of ideological obsessions. Rather, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of World War II—represented here in Capa’s stirring photographs alongside Steinbeck’s masterful prose. Through it all, we are given intimate glimpses of two artists at the height of their powers, answering their need to document human struggle. This edition features an introduction by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Global Denim

Author: Daniel Miller,Sophie Woodward

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887392

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 3721

On any given day nearly half the world's population is wearing blue jeans. This is entirely extraordinary. Yet there has never been a serious attempt to understand the causes, nature and consequences of denim as 'the' global garment of our world. This book takes up that challenge with gusto. It gives clear, if surprising, explanations for why this is the case, challenging the accepted history of jeans and showing why the reasons cannot be commercial. While discussing the consequences of denim at the global level, the book consists of some exemplary studies by anthropologists of what blue jeans mean in a variety of local situations. These range from the discussion of hip-hop jeans in Germany, denim and sex in Milan through to the connection between denim and recycling in the US. But through all these intensively researched ethnographies of local denim we build our understanding of the most curious of all features of blue jeans - the rise of global denim.

A Political Companion to John Steinbeck

Author: Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh,Simon Stow

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813142040

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2321

Though he was a recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, American novelist John Steinbeck (1902--1968) has frequently been censored. Even in the twenty-first century, nearly ninety years after his work first appeared in print, Steinbeck's novels, stories, and plays still generate controversy: his 1937 book Of Mice and Men was banned in some Mississippi schools in 2002, and as recently as 2009, he made the American Library Association's annual list of most frequently challenged authors. A Political Companion to John Steinbeck examines the most contentious political aspects of the author's body of work, from his early exploration of social justice and political authority during the Great Depression to his later positions regarding domestic and international threats to American policies. Featuring contemporaneous and present-day interpretations of his novels and essays by historians, literary scholars, and political theorists, this book covers the spectrum of Steinbeck's writing, exploring everything from his place in American political culture to his seeming betrayal of his leftist principles in later years.

Schwarze und weiße Farmer zur Zeit des New Deal in den USA

Ein historischer und literarischer Vergleich

Author: Birgit Stubbe

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 364041831X


Page: 32

View: 8134

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Amerika, Note: 1,3, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin (Institut fur Geschichtswissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Die USA in der New Deal-Ara, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Arbeit beschaftigt sich mit der Zeit der Grossen Depression und dem New Deal in den USA von 1929 bis 1940. Ein grosses Problem dieser Zeit, welches vor allem auf den Suden der USA zutraf, war die Diskriminierung der schwarzen Bevolkerung und die sogenannte Segregation, die strikte Trennung schwarzer und weisser Menschen. Da Roosevelt des Ofteren betonte, dass die Massnahmen des New Deal allen Burgern der USA gleichermassen zugute kommen sollten, gilt es hier nun zu untersuchen, inwieweit dies auch auf die schwarze Minderheit zutraf. Um diese Frage zu beantworten, werden die Ausgangssituationen, die Massnahmen des New Deal und deren Auswirkungen am Beispiel schwarzer und weisser Farmer dargestellt und miteinander verglichen. Dieser Vergleich wird auf zwei verschiedenen Ebenen durchgefuhrt. Auf der historischen Ebene werden die Situationen vor, wahrend und nach dem New Deal anhand wissenschaftlicher Literatur uberpruft. Bei der zweiten Ebene handelt es sich um einen kulturwissenschaflichen bzw. literaturwissenschaftlichen Vergleich, anhand zweier zeitgenossischer literarischer Quellen. Bei der ersten, die die Situation der verarmten weissen Farmer zum Inhalt hat, handelt es sich um John Steinbecks Fruchte des Zorns. Die zweite Quelle, die die Situation der Schwarzen und der schwarzen Farmer in den Sudstaaten der USA beinhaltet, ist Richard Wrights Autobiographie Black Boy. Um diese Quellen naher zu untersuchen, wird jeweils zuerst eine kurze Zusammenfassung der Quelle gegeben, dann der biographische Hintergrund des Autors beschrieben und im Anschluss daran die Darstellung der Farmer in der jeweiligen Quelle untersucht."

Highway 99

A Literary Journey Through California's Great Central Valley

Author: Stan Yogi,Gayle Mak,Patricia Wakida

Publisher: Great Valley Books


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 545

View: 3767

From the myths of the Yokuts Indians, to stories and poems by famous contemporary writers, this anthology showcases the best literature of Californias Great Central Valley, and provides a rich view of the regions physical and emotional landscape