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Las uvas de la ira

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Forzados por la sequía y el acoso de los bancos, los Joad, una familia de granjeros de la Oklahoma rural y empobrecida de los años treinta, emprenden un atribulado éxodo a lo largo de la carretera 66 con la intención de buscar trabajo y una vida digna en California. Si atrás dejan campos asolados por las tormentas de polvo, en el camino sólo encuentran penuria, hambre, hos ...more
Paperback, 560 pages
Published July 2010 by Tusquets (first published April 14th 1939)
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Elizabeth Hook They shared when they had nothing, shared the last thing they possibly could, but they gave. That last piece summed up the most powerful message I fel…moreThey shared when they had nothing, shared the last thing they possibly could, but they gave. That last piece summed up the most powerful message I felt in the book. The one of sharing, when the I becomes the we.A persons dignity can never be robbed from them as long as they have something to give. I loved it, it took my breath away.(less)

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Malcolm Logan
Dec 11, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whenever I revisit a classic I'm struck by how much more I get out of it now than I did when I was 24 or 19 or, God forbid, 15. Giving a book like the Grapes of Wrath to a 15 year old serves largely to put them off fine literature for the rest of their lives. The depth of understanding and compassion for the human condition as communicated by a book like this is simply unfathomable to those who haven't lived much life yet, but after you've gotten a healthy dose of living, it comes across like fi ...more
Stephanie *Eff your feelings*
If you are an American you need to read The Grapes of Wrath. It scares the poop out of me because, my fellow Americans, we are repeating history. If live anywhere else read it as well as a guide for what not to do.

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
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Michael
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another review-as-I-go, which helps me capture my thoughts of the moment, before I forget them!

One thing that strikes me in these early pages is Steinbeck's technique of focusing on things that are supposedly "tangential" to the main narrative of the Joad family but yet are central to their fate. I'm thinking of the descriptions of the natural world like that wonderful chapter about the turtle, who eventually gets scooped up by Tom. You see the world through the turtle's eyes for a mome
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Ahmad Sharabiani
(Book 592 From 1001 Books) - The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962.

The narrative begins just after Tom Joad is paroled from McAlester prison, where he had been incarcerated after being convicted of homicide in self-defense.

While hitchhiking to his home ne
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Swrp
Oct 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, Steinbeck!



[2014, 75th Anniversary limited, Penguin/Viking]

"A tale of dashed illusions, thwarted desires, inhuman suffering, and betrayed promisesall strung on a shimmering thread of hope!"


[1939, The Viking press]

Remarkable, Terrific, and Unforgettable!

I did not at all realise until much later, that after finishing the last paragraph of the book I was just staring blankly into the nothing. I remember my initial thoughts to be about me being so very thankful and grateful for every
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Luca Ambrosino
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ENGLISH (The Grapes of Wrath)/ITALIANO

The Great Depression, told through the journey of one of the many families of farmers fallen on hard times in the 1930s. The exhausting search for work, food and a roof over the head, put a strain on human dignity, and degrade the soul, making unexpected even genuine attitudes of solidarity by those who share the same destiny. But hunger and very poor living conditions sow grains of desperation, from which gems of gall immediately sprout.
"In the souls of the
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Julie G ("Doctor, my eyes!"  Offline for a week)
At 17, I bought The Grapes of Wrath, cracked it open, and, after reading a few pages, declared it BOR-ING. Yawn. I was off to the mall with my tight abs to find some jeans that would accentuate my vacuous mind.

The same copy then sat on my various book shelves ever since. I've never been able to sell it or give it away, so finally, at 42, with far looser abs and a pair of fat jeans in the closet, I decided to give it an actual try.

Now, the ladies at my book club will tell you. . . I'm not easily
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Vit Babenco
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain…” Revelation 16:10
The Grapes of Wrath begins with the description of the severe drought and dust storms that deprived farmers of their livelihood and sustenance…
The dawn came, but no day. In the gray sky a red sun appeared, a dim red circle that gave a little light, like dusk; and as that day advanced, the dusk slipped back toward darkness, and the win
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Henry Avila
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
During the bleakness of the dry, dust bowl days as the suffocating particles fall everywhere ...you can't breathe... in your nose, eyes, clothes, food, house, the darkness at noon unable to see the Sun during a dust storm, the top soil flying away carried by the winds never to return in the Depression, when people ... farmers lost their homes and land to the banks incapable to repay their loans , (no crops no money) symbolized by the Joad family of Oklahoma in the 1930's . Seeing black and white ...more
Lisa
Man-made environmental catastrophe and its (in)human cost - a study in inequality and injustice!

Imagine having to leave your country because it is a wasteland created by a decade of dust storms? Imagine having nowhere to go, but still crossing the desert in hope of finding a future after your past was wiped out by human failure, greed and environmental carelessness? Imagine not being welcome when you arrive, with nothing but what your family vehicle can carry ...

“How can we live without our l
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Helene Jeppesen
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was incredibly scary; especially because it was so realistic. John Steinbeck has a way of depicting society and people in a raw and honest way that leaves you with a hollow feeling inside, and yet you devour his books because they are so amazing.
In "The Grapes of Wrath" we meet Tom, who has just been released from prison on probation, as well as his family who's about to move to the West because banks and tractors have evicted them from their own home and land. It's USA in the middle
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Jason
Feb 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-kindle, reviewed, 2012
In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.

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
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Jennifer
Feb 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Review contains a partial spoiler*

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
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Luís
First, there is the feeling of failure, the guilt, the look at what we have lost, then the departure—a departure to another life, a better experience, the promise of an El Dorado. We then return to the land that saw us being born: the endless journey, the first death, the hunger, and the cold. But we still believe in it because we saw the leaflets that promised a job with a good salary. Even if a small voice tells us that it is unhealthy, all these people leave in the same direction. Everyone wi ...more
Matt
“I’ll be all around in the dark. I’ll be everywhere. Wherever you can look – wherever there’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad. I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry and they know supper’s ready, and when the people are eatin’ the stuff they raise and livin’ in the house they build, I’ll be there too…”
- Tom Joad in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath

“And the angel th
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Sean Barrs
The Grapes of Wrath is the kind of book that pulls you in and refuses to let go.

There’s just something completely gripping about the way the narrative begins and the way each sentence is put together, it pulls and pulls with its expertly rendered descriptions that do wonders at capturing a landscape and a people undergoing great change. I didn’t want to stop reading, but I also took the time to savour each chapter because I knew that I could only read this for the first time once. So, I stretch
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Margaret M - semi hiatus  (With lots of catching up to do)
“...in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy.”

And so 5 stars for a sobering read that is ‘The Grapes of Wrath’, an epic story and a haunting journey of the Joad family that epitomises the plight of many people during the 1930’s Great Depression. Route 66 became a path of people in flight as they headed west in search of a livelihood after the devasting effects of the dust and scorching summer had destroyed th
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Debbie
Why I chose to read this book:
1. This book has always intrigued me ever since I was a kid, seeing it on my parents' bookshelf, so I added it to my WTR list about two years ago;
2. I pushed it up that List after reading The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah a few months ago (I highly recommend her novel for the atmospheric descriptions of the unrelenting dust storms); and,
3. February is "Classics Month" for me!

Note: This book may appeal to readers who have some background knowledge of the Great Depress
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Leonard Gaya
Sep 17, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blood, frogs, lice, flies, pestilence, boils, storms, locusts, darkness, and death. These were the plagues the Lord clamped onto Egypt (Exodus, 7-10). And these plagues triggered the migration of the people of Israel into the wilderness. After spending forty years in the desert, they finally reached the “land of milk and honey”. More plights and perils were awaiting them there.

Some three thousand years later, on another continent across the ocean, a people of farmers went through a similar ordea
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Jesse
Oct 23, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
It's the 1930s, the great depression is in full swing, the dust bowl is killing farms off all across the midwest, and Pa and Ma Joad are doing the most American thing you can do, loading up the family in the car for a great cross-country road trip. I mean, what else are you supposed to do when the bank kicks you off your land and runs over your house with a tractor?

I live for books that make you feel. Books that make you cry. Books that stick with you. Books that you find yourself thinking abou
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Elyse Walters
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m listening to the Audiobook. It’s sooooo good!!!!

I’ve read the book. I’ve seen the stage production, but I never listen to the audiobook.... and the narrator’s are so so terrific!!!!
Maciek
How can you frighten a man whose hunger is not only in his own cramped stomach but in the wretched bellies of his children?

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
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Kay
4.5⭐
A classic by John Steinbeck during the depression era. The story follows the Joad family’s journey from the hardship in Oklahoma to California looking for a better opportunity.

I was very reluctant to give it a try after reading reviews that it's a slow story. To my surprise, I listened to the second half twice. It was that good and the ending was very moving. I must disclose this is a BBC audio production and it feels like listening to a classic story on the radio. This is a version with 3
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Kellyn Roth
UPDATE 03/11/2021: I did some minor edits, and I'd like to clarify that I hate the book because of the politics - not because of the cussing. The cussing matters little to me, but I mentioned it because I have friends who avoid language.

WARNING: This is an extremely long and ranty review because I hated this book more than life itself. If you loved this book enough to be triggered by a negative review, don't read the review. I read this book years ago, but I'm not removing the review despite
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Carol
OMGOSH! Powerful and Tragic.......with an ending NEVER to be forgotten!

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.

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Michael Finocchiaro

Steinbeck's classic blew me away again with the power of its vision, the depth of its character, and the realism of its dialogs. I also rewatched the movie and found it to be relatively faithful to the book. A few things were dropped (the Wilsons, Noah's leaving, the pathos-laden ending with Rosasharon in the farmhouse) and a few things were swapped around (the government camp and the peach camp), but Henry Fonda did a perfect performance as the interesting Tom Joad whose character arc goes from
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Madeline
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-list
Chirst. This was a tough one to read.

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
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Dolors
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oklahoma, 1939. Tractors invade the barren plains, ruining crops, demolishing houses, stripping farmers of their livelihood, leaving only billows of dust and ransacked land behind. Bewildered families choke with disbelief at the lame excuses of the landowners who blame a monster bigger than them. Not the severe droughts, not the iron machines, not their useless greed, but the bank, the bank forced them to do it.
And so a pilgrimage of thousands of destitute families to the promised land of Calif
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Natalie Vellacott
Sep 02, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
This was a library book. I didn't get on with it at all despite trying to read it twice. I gave up about a third of the way through in the end.

It is about the life of one American family during the Great Depression. There is some beautiful creative writing in places but the story itself is so very slow. It just didn't hold my interest due to the lengthy dialogue between the characters who were talking about nothing in particular. It was like being a fly on the wall at a really dull tea party wh
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İntellecta
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read the book “The Grapes of Wrath” Written by John Steinbeck.

Steinbeck describes the hardships, readers, moods and developments very forcefully. Steinbeck has a grandiose style of Storytelling and has become one of the Nobel Prize winners for a reason. His book “The Grapes of Wrath” excited me from the start. I really liked this book, because it was written in a very lively language. John Steinbeck manages to transfer feelings directly to the reader.
Nevertheless, it is very easy to underst
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John Steinbeck III was an American writer. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937. In all, he wrote twenty-five books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and several collections of short stories.

In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley
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