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The Grapes of Wrath
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In the Grapes of Wrath Mr. Steinbeck tells the tale of the first great depression through the Joad family from Oklahoma, who has been displaced from their family farm through no fault of their own. You see, there was a big bad drought which made farming impossible. In those days the fa ...more
This book really gets my goat. Those poor, dirty Joads. So poor and so, so dirty. After being displaced from their Oklahoma farm following the Dust Bowl storms that wreck their crops and cause them to default on their loans, the Joads find themselves a family of migrants in search of work and food. They join a stream of hundreds of thousands of other migrant families across the United Stat ...more
If you read enough reviews, you'll notice that most of the people who gave this book 1 or 2 stars had to read the book for a high school class. Most of the 4 and 5 star ratings came from those who read it as adults. I recommend listening to those who read it as adults.
Many people hate the ending, but I thought it was great. Creepy? Yes, but there was an immense amount of beauty and generosity in that creepy little ending. At one point in the story, Ma tol' Ros ...more
In THE GRAPES OF WRATH, hard times plague the Joad family from beginning to end, and chronicle the Great Depression of the 1930's. No rain, dust storms and the dreaded "monster" bank ended a much-loved and long-lived way of life forcing farmers to become migrant workers traveling from one unwelcome place to another; and No work + No money = No food, but the Joad's never give up despite being tired, beaten down, angry and sad....more
And so a pilgrimage of thousands of destitute families to the promised land of Calif ...more
I don't just mean it was depressing. It was, obviously - a book about a poor family being forced from their home during the Great Depression and having to beg for the chance to pick cotton at fifteen cents per hour can't be anything except depressing - but it wasn't the most depressing book I've ever read. That honor probably goes to The Hunchback of Notre Dame, although I guess Angela's Ashes is a close second.
This was hard to read, not because it was a por ...more
The Grapes of Wrath won John Steinbeck both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, firmly engraving his name on the stone tablet featuring the canon of Great American Writers. Published in 1939, it is arguably Steinbeck's best known work and is still widely read today. Admirers praised Steinbeck for writing an epic tale of Biblical proportions, singing songs of th ...more
Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries
Where there's a fight against the blood and hatred in the air
Look for me, Mom, I'll be there
Wherever somebody's fighting for a place to stand
Or a decent job or a helping hand
Wherever somebody's struggling to be free
Look in their eyes, Ma, and you'll see me"
And the highway is alive tonight
nobody's foolin' nobody as to where it goes
I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light
With the Ghost of Tom Joad”
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The December 19 report, marked to national security adviser Ajit Kumar Doval, principal secretary to the Prime Minister Nripendra Mishra, and agriculture ministry, among others, has blamed rising farmer suicides on er
An air of ...more
The Pulitzer Prize winning novel of 1940, this is the story of the Joad family, Oklahoma tenant farmers displaced from their land by the combined effects of ecological disaster, rampant capitalism and the Great Depression. The narrative follows the family as they travel from Oklahoma to California in search of work, along with hundreds of thousands of others in the same situation. Woven into the story of the Joads are chapters dealing with issues such as the attitude of Californians to the influ ...more
There is no doubt in my mind that you are an excellent writer. And I am sure you know this. There is the Pulitzer and there is the Nobel. There are hundreds of editions worldwide and swarms of five star reviews.
“The Grapes of Wrath” is a book of great weight (literally and metaphorically). It’s epic and as timeless as the history which repeats itself with a stubborn regularity. There have always been changes and there have always been people left behind, people who found themselves ou ...more
أنا اقتنيت الرواية دي منذ أكثر من 4 سنوات , و حتى مش فاكر كلفتني كام , لكن أنا فاكر إنها كانت ميزانية بالنسبة لي وقتها , ولا أعرف ما سبب إحجامي عن قراءتها كل هذا الوقت , قد يكون لضخامتها , ولكني أعتقد أن السبب الرئيس في ذلك هو أنني لست من عشاق الأدب الأمريكي ولا مريديه إلى فترة قصيرة مضت , وفي النهاية كان من حسن حظي عدم قراءتها , لأني وجدت فيها متعة عظيمة في وقت عصيب .
بكل ما تحمله الكلمة من معنى , نحن أمام عمل عظيم , متقن للغاية , بديع السرد , مبهر التفاصيل , عمل واقعي بامتياز , ليس فقط واقعي ال ...more
I have lived on, or close to old route 66 for over 20 years of my life. I love the history of THE MOTHER ROAD. However, believe it or not, it was only in the past few years that I finally read this book! I had read other Steinbeck,and loved it,and for some reason, after owning a copy of the book since the ...more
I am in a pickle. I cannot tell you whether by the end I found it to be depressing. That would be a spoiler. I will say instead that how ever it ...more
Awhile back I set out to read every Pulitzer Prize-winning novel in order. I wanted to learn how America saw itself at different points in history, and one of the best ways to understand a culture is to look its stories.
In the 20s and 30s A ...more
My parents dutifully took me to Waldenbooks in the Acadiana Mall and bought me a copy. For some reason, the copy they bought me included a lot of critical writing about the novel, so the book was HUGE. It was one fat book. I carried it around like the geek that I was (at least I had given up carrying my schoolbook ...more
اسم پرآوازه ی کتاب کافیه تا هرکسی برای خوندنش وسوسه بشه...حقیقت اینه که شاید کتاب بیش از حد طولانی و گاهی خسته کننده به نظر بیاد ولی چیزی که اشتاین بک ازش شجاعانه صحبت کرده برهه مهمی از تاریخ آمریکا رو روایت می کنه که هم طی خوندن و هم در پایان نه تنها پشیمون نیستید بلکه از تجربه ای که با این کتاب داشتید خوشحال هم خواهید بود.
داستان کتاب سفر خانواده جاد - به عنوان سمبلی از هر خانواده کارگر آمریکا- رو از اوکلاهما به سمت کالیفرنیا روایت می کنه. سفری که همه کارگران از روی اجبار در نتیجه ی ورود ماشین ...more
When I was a young, impressionable teenager filled with ideas that were too big for my head, I thought I understood the world. I thought that unlike my classmates I had a harder truth to face. I grew up with a farmer for a dad. My mom picked up jobs where and when she could. My dad though, farmed his whole life. From the time he was 12 years old until he was 47 and diagnosed with the cancer that later took his life.
My se ...more
Failingly, but unflinchingly I had starting writing a review for this holy book. I couldn't decide how I wanted to open because it's imperative to get it just right lest I would eventually end up with a wrong flow of expression and I wouldn't be happy about it. I'm being compulsive for a reason. This ain't just an important book with a plot and some characters and their incessant struggle for a decent subsistence. This here is a book that drives a person's thoughts from th ...more
At many points in my life, I have found myself responsible for ...more
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In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley ...more