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An Introduction to The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck : audio guide

Author: Dan StoneDana GioiaEd HarrisRay BradburyLawson Fusao InadaAll authors
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : National Endowment for the Arts, [2006]
Series: Big read.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a novel about a poor family of sharecroppers who are driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry during the Great Depression.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Stone; Dana Gioia; Ed Harris; Ray Bradbury; Lawson Fusao Inada; Jay Parini; Richard Rodriguez; Susan Shillinglaw; Kevin Starr; Thomas Steinbeck; Susan Straight; Rick Wartzman; John Steinbeck; National Endowment for the Arts.; Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.); Arts Midwest (Organization : Minneapolis, Minn.)
OCLC Number: 247248285
Notes: "The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, developed in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest"--Insert.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Narrated by Dana Gioia ; readings by Ed Harris ; featuring Ray Bradbury, Lawson Fusao Inada, Jay Parini, Richard Rodriguez, Susan Shillinglaw, Kevin Starr, Thom Steinbeck, Susan Straight, and Rich Wartzman.
Description: 1 sound disc (38 min., 30 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Radio program --
Bonus tracks: John Steinbeck describes his childhood to Eleanor Roosevelt --
Jay Parini on the self-education of John Steinbeck --
Ray Bradbury and Richard Rodriguez on the structure of The Grapes of wrath --
Susan Shillinglaw on Steinbeck's love of music --
Lawson Inada on the diverse migrant experience in California --
Thom Steinbeck, Ed Harris, and Susan Shillinglaw on the power of Ma Joad --
Rick Wartzman on the negative reactions to The Grapes of wrath --
Thom Steinbeck on how his father made him a reader.
Series Title: Big read.
Responsibility: written and produced by Dan Stone.

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Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a novel about a poor family of sharecroppers who are driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry during the Great Depression.

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