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The Grapes of Wrath

review The Grapes of Wrath Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB The Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression a book that galvanized and sometimes outraged millions of readersFirst 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. 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 techniue 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 moment and you see how the indifference of the characters to nature is a larger phenomenon that leads to their own ruin Steinbeck reinforces this theme later when he talks about how farmers can no longer afford to feel and relate to nature that they re basically chemists dealing in nitrogen and machine operators dealing with tractors But he says when the wonder is gone people are doomed And of course the entire book is about the doomed nature of the dust bowl and this he says is how we got there through this kind of moral breakdownThere s another similar type of moral breakdown at work in the wonderful passage about the car dealers talking about how to rip people off Here we see other forces greed capitalism deceit that also serve as a form of human self sabotageThis is what I appreciate so far that this book is ABOUT SOMETHING That Steinbeck has something to say about the human endeavor I find this element missing in so much contemporary fiction which doesn t really seem to be about much of anything at allAs it gets closer to California and the landscape changes the first ominous whisperings appear that California will not be the paradise the Joads expect Still they carry on feeling like they have no choice swept up in this tide of historyAt first the Joads encounter only the cruelty of capitalism that the large field owners want to have hundreds of thousands of poor workers to choose from because it will keep wages low Then in the government camp they finally meet with simple human kindness really the antithesis of all that Steinbeck is showing how important kindness is and how it is crushed in the capitalist machine Money becomes like an ideology a mask that shields the owners from the conseuences of their bad actions But it s also become necessary for survival No longer can small farmers work their own land They are forced into the larger economy forced to earn wages and participate in the world of money in order to survive Thus the Joads are eventually forced to leave the government camp in search of work Where They don t know Somewhere vaguely northEventually they find work picking peaches but they soon become caught up in labor unrest that spills into fatal violence and they re forced to leave I won t give away much of what follows Suffice it to say that the harrowing ordeals don t end there nor the emphasis on simple human kindness as the antidote to the capitalist machine Simple human kindness becomes by the end the mother s milk that can sustain them but only barely and uncertainly and we re left with the indelible portrait of people trying to survive unsure how it might turn outA brave fierce work that brims with the sense that it doesn t have to be this way that people have made choices to be cruel but can make choices to be kind as well That something has to change because for most people this architecture and logic of cruelty brings no relief and no joy

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review The Grapes of Wrath Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 powerle. Man made environmental catastrophe and its inhuman cost a study in ineuality 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 lives How will we know it s us without our past Imagine nobody caring about those thousands of us who lost their identities with their farms and livelihoods Immigrants are always also emigrants and they carry the memory of being somebody somewhere in a distant past To treat them as if they existed in a historical vacuum is as cruel as it is common and it is the recurring topic of Steinbeck s heartbreaking writingSteinbeck is one of those authors that I love unconditionally and with each reading experience I once travelled from where I lived in Texas to visit Steinbeck country in California looking for his traces in Monterey and Salinas always accompanied by his complete works from hilarious short novels to the heavy epic novels of good and evil In the end I discovered his characters in the faces I saw on the road I smelled his descriptions of nature in the humid or dry dusty air I heard his dialogues in the everyday exchanges on markets and in hot small town streets I love them all each one in my carefully kept Steinbeck collection Asked by one of my children the other day which Steinbeck had influenced me most I thought I was going to give an evasive diplomatic answer not making a statement for or against any specific story Instead I heard myself sayThe Grapes of WrathAnd the moment I said it I knew that I meant it It may not exactly be my favourite Steinbeck but definitely the one I feel uncomfortably chillingly getting under my skin immediately Just recalling the voices of the characters makes me shiver as they suffer through the ordeal of fleeing from the Dust Bowl that environmental catastrophe caused by greed and paid for by individual families to a Californian paradise which doesn t welcome newcomers The poverty the suffering the love and despair it is tangible in each sentence in each story lineFamily saga social study historical document political standpoint ethical statement on compassion and greed it is all there but invisible under the masterfully crafted story which has its own uality beyond the message on the essential needs and worries of poor common people without protective networks I don t know how to close this review as I am not done with this novel at all despite having read it several times But one uote shall stand as a warning to those who believe their wealth protects them against being humans and feeling poor for behaving poorly If he needs a million acres to make him feel rich seems to me he needs it cause he feels awful poor inside hisself and if he s poor in hisself there ain t no million acres gonna make him feel rich an maybe he s disappointed that nothin he can do ll make him feel rich

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review The Grapes of Wrath Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ss 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 euality 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 Classic. 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 mindThe 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 won over by any book though I do believe that a good book is a good book merely because YOU like it A good book may not have any other merit other than you thought the protagonist was sweet Or cute But a great book Well a great book is a whole different story A great book has nothing to do with YOU or at least not YOU individually A great book pays tribute to the collective YOU our collective consciousness A great book garners the support of Divinity and has the staying power of the people through multiple generations and years And this is a great book One of the best ever written This is the rare Great American Novel up there with Lonesome Dove The Catcher in the Rye and Gone with the Wind I can only imagine that Steinbeck s hands were shaking as he removed the last page from the typewriter yes writers used something called typewriters back then I picture a silent room as he experienced a true moment of awe I like to think he had tears in his eyes or that they slid slowly down his face just as mine did throughout this read As Frost would say no tears in the writer no tears in the readerBelieve me if you are over 35 and have a heart you can not read this novel without tears laughter anger and awe This novel is better than approximately 95% of novels currently on this planet I d like to travel back in time and cup Steinbeck s face in my hands and say You did it John You did it

  • Hardcover
  • 479
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 10 April 2020
  • 9780670016907