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The grapes of wrath, by John Steinbeck

The grapes of wrath, by John Steinbeck

Author: Keith Newlin
Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, 2011.
Series: Critical insights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This volume brings together a variety of new, classic, and contemporary essays on this major American novel. Newlin's introduction compares the responses of the novel's early reviewers with those of actual Dust Bowl migrants, and, writing on behalf of The Paris Review, National Book Award winner Ha Jin celebrates Steinbeck's remarkable artistry. For readers studying The Grapes of Wrath for the first time, a quartet  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck.
Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, ©2011
Named Person: John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Newlin
ISBN: 9781587657153 1587657155
OCLC Number: 649701847
Description: ix, 406 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: On The grapes of wrath / Keith Newlin --
Biography of John Steinbeck / Joseph R. Millichap --
The Paris review perspective / Ha Jin for The Paris review --
The grapes of wrath: faith and justice in "our own revolutionary tradition" / Jennifer Banach --
A minstrel and a scrivener: Steinbeck, the protest novel, and modernism / Matthew J. Bolton --
The great American Joad trip: on the road in John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath / Michael Wentworth --
The critical reception of John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath / Camille-Yvette Welsch --
The philosophical Joads / Frederic I. Carpenter --
Christian symbolism in The grapes of wrath / Martin Shockley --
Rebuttal: symbolism in The grapes of wrath / Eric W. Carlson --
The grapes of wrath as fiction / Peter Lisca --
From patriarchy to matriarchy: Ma Joad's role in The grapes of wrath / Warren Motley --
The fully matured art: The grapes of wrath / Howard Levant --
John Steinbeck: The grapes of wrath / Donald Pizer --
The wine of God's wrath: The grapes of wrath / John H. Timmerman --
"A truly American book": pressing The grapes of wrath / Robert DeMott --
Steinbeck's myth of the Okies / Keith Windschuttle --
Rethinking the politics of The grapes of wrath / Charles Cunningham / Of home-makers and home-breakers: the Deserving and the Undeserving poor mother in Depression era literature / Vivyan C. Adair.
Series Title: Critical insights.
Responsibility: editor, Keith Newlin.
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For readers studying The Grapes of Wrath for the first time, a quartet of new essays offer a comprehensive introduction to the novel's key themes, social context, and critical history.  Read more...


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