The Grapes of Wrath and Other Writings 1936 1941

The Grapes of Wrath and Other Writings  1936 1941
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 1067
ISBN: UOM:39015036032376
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contains writings completed by Steinbeck between 1936 and 1941, featuring "The Grapes of Wrath," and including a report on migrant workers, several short stories, and an account of a marine expedition.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781440637124
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Release: 2006-03-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First 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 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 powerless, 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 equality 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 Classics. This Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle-edged pages. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Regionalists on the Left

Regionalists on the Left
Author: Michael C. Steiner
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780806189277
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Release: 2013-04-23
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Nothing is more anathema to a serious radical than regionalism,” Berkeley English professor Henry Nash Smith asserted in 1980. Although regionalism in the American West has often been characterized as an inherently conservative, backward-looking force, regionalist impulses have in fact taken various forms throughout U.S. history. The essays collected in Regionalists on the Left uncover the tradition of left-leaning western regionalism during the 1930s and 1940s. Editor Michael C. Steiner has assembled a group of distinguished scholars who explore the lives and works of sixteen progressive western intellectuals, authors, and artists, ranging from nationally prominent figures such as John Steinbeck and Carey McWilliams to equally influential, though less well known, figures such as Angie Debo and Américo Paredes. Although they never constituted a unified movement complete with manifestos or specific goals, the thinkers and leaders examined in this volume raised voices of protest against racial, environmental, and working-class injustices during the Depression era that reverberate in the twenty-first century. Sharing a deep affection for their native and adopted places within the West, these individuals felt a strong sense of avoidable and remediable wrong done to the land and the people who lived upon it, motivating them to seek the root causes of social problems and demand change. Regionalists on the Left shows also that this radical regionalism in the West often took urban, working-class, and multicultural forms. Other books have dealt with western regionalism in general, but this volume is unique in its focus on left-leaning regionalists, including such lesser-known writers as B. A. Botkin, Carlos Bulosan, Sanora Babb, and Joe Jones. Tracing the relationship between politics and place across the West, Regionalists on the Left highlights a significant but neglected strain of western thought and expression.

America s Asia

America s Asia
Author: Colleen Lye
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781400826438
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Release: 2009-05-24
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What explains the perception of Asians both as economic exemplars and as threats? America's Asia explores a discursive tradition that affiliates the East with modern efficiency, in contrast to more familiar primitivist forms of Orientalism. Colleen Lye traces the American stereotype of Asians as a "model minority" or a "yellow peril"--two aspects of what she calls "Asiatic racial form"-- to emergent responses to globalization beginning in California in the late nineteenth century, when industrialization proceeded in tandem with the nation's neocolonial expansion beyond its continental frontier. From Progressive efforts to regulate corporate monopoly to New Deal contentions with the crisis of the Great Depression, a particular racial mode of social redress explains why turn-of-the-century radicals and reformers united around Asian exclusion and why Japanese American internment during World War II was a liberal initiative. In Lye's reconstructed archive of Asian American racialization, literary naturalism and its conventions of representing capitalist abstraction provide key historiographical evidence. Arguing for the profound influence of literature on policymaking, America's Asia examines the relationship between Jack London and leading Progressive George Kennan on U.S.-Japan relations, Frank Norris and AFL leader Samuel Gompers on cheap immigrant labor, Pearl S. Buck and journalist Edgar Snow on the Popular Front in China, and John Steinbeck and left intellectual Carey McWilliams on Japanese American internment. Lye's materialist approach to the construction of race succeeds in locating racialization as part of a wider ideological pattern and in distinguishing between its different, and sometimes opposing, historical effects.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 678
ISBN: 0141394889
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Release: 2014
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shocking and controversial when it was first published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize-winning epic remains his undisputed masterpiece. It tells of the Joad family who travel West in search of the promised land, and find only broken dreams.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 455
ISBN: 0142000663
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Release: 2002
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression.

Poems and Other Writings

Poems and Other Writings
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,J. D. McClatchy
Pages: 854
ISBN: 9781883011857
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Release: 2000
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Selected poems, novels, and essays are included in a collection of the nineteenth-century American poet's works.

Reclaiming John Steinbeck

Reclaiming John Steinbeck
Author: Gavin Jones
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781108844123
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Release: 2021-06-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A reevaluation of John Steinbeck exploring his timely interests in climate change, ecology, and social injustice.

Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology

Aldo Leopold  A Sand County Almanac   Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology
Author: Aldo Leopold
Pages: 832
ISBN: 9781598532678
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Release: 2013-03-21
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since his death in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been increasingly recognized as one of the indispensable figures of American environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, he was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our own time. Now, Leopold’s essential contributions to our literature––some hard-to-find or previously unpublished––are gathered in a single volume for the first time. Here is his classic A Sand County Almanac, hailed––with Thoreau’s Walden and Carson’s Silent Spring––as one of the main literary influences on the modern environmental movement. Published in 1949, it is still astonishing today: a vivid, firsthand, philosophical tour de force. Along with Sand County are more than fifty articles, essays, and lectures exploring the new complexities of ecological science and what we would now call environmental ethics. Leopold’s sharp-eyed, often humorous journals are illustrated here for the first time with his original photographs, drawings, and maps. Also unique to this collection is a selection of over 100 letters, most of them never before published, tracing his personal and professional evolution and his efforts to foster in others the love and sense of responsibility he felt for the land.

William Wells Brown Clotel Other Writings LOA 247

William Wells Brown  Clotel   Other Writings  LOA  247
Author: William Wells Brown
Pages: 912
ISBN: 9781598533149
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Release: 2014-02-20
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he escaped at age nineteen, William Wells Brown (1814–1884) refashioned himself first as an agent of the Underground Railroad, then as an antislavery activist and self-taught orator, and finally as the author of a series of landmark works that made him, like Frederick Douglass, a foundational figure of African American literature. His controversial novel Clotel; or, the President’s Daughter (1853), a fictionalized account of the lives and struggles of Thomas Jefferson’s black daughters and granddaughters, is the first novel written by an African American. This Library of America volume brings it together with Brown’s other groundbreaking works: Narrative of William W. Brown: A Fugitive Slave, Written by Himself (1847), his first published book and an immediate bestseller, which describes his childhood, life in slavery, and eventual escape; later memoirs charting his life during the Civil War and Reconstruction; the first play (The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom, 1858), travelogue (The American Fugitive in Europe, 1855), and history (The Black Man, His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements, 1862) written by an African American; and eighteen speeches and public letters from the 1840s, 50s, and 60s, many collected here for the first time. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Collected Writings

Collected Writings
Author: Thomas Paine,Professor of History Eric Foner
Pages: 906
ISBN: 1883011035
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Release: 1995
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes some of the writings that forged the spirit of a new nation, including "Common Sense," "The Crisis," "The Rights of Man," and The Age of Reason."

Mississippi Writings

Mississippi Writings
Author: Theophilus Parvin,Mark Twain
Pages: 1084
ISBN: 0940450070
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Release: 1982
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the stories of two boys living on the Mississippi, a case of mistaken identity, and Twain's own experiences growing up along the river

Speeches and Writings 1832 1858

Speeches and Writings 1832 1858
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Pages: 898
ISBN: 0940450437
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Release: 1989
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spine title: Lincoln : speeches and writings, 1832-1858. On t.p.: Speeches, letters, and miscellaneous writings; the LincolnDouglas debates.

Novels and Social Writings

Novels and Social Writings
Author: John Griffith London,Jack London,The Library of America
Pages: 1192
ISBN: 0940450062
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Release: 1982
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

London's attitudes toward society, his concern for the down-and-out, and his own struggles to become a writer are detailed in novels and essays

Thomas Jefferson Writings LOA 17

Thomas Jefferson  Writings  LOA  17
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Pages: 1600
ISBN: 9781598533484
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Release: 1984-08-15
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most comprehensive one-volume selection of Jefferson ever published. Contains the "Autobiography," "Notes on the State of Virginia," public and private papers, including the original and revised drafts of the Declaration of Independence, addresses, and 287 letters. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Citizen Steinbeck

Citizen Steinbeck
Author: Robert McParland
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781442268319
Available:
Release: 2016-09-29
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Steinbeck is one of the most popular and important writers in American literature. Novels such as The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and East of Eden and the journal Travels with Charley convey the core of Steinbeck’s work—fiction that is reflective and compassionate. The Nobel prize winner cared deeply about people, and his writing captured the spirit, determination, and willingness of individuals to fight for their rights and the rights of others. His art of caring is critical for today’s readers and as a touchstone for our collective future. In Citizen Steinbeck: Giving Voice to the People, Robert McParland explains how the author’s work helps readers engage in moral reflection and develop empathy. McParland also looks at the ways educators around the world have used Steinbeck’s writings—both fiction and nonfiction—to impart ideals of compassion and social justice. These ideals are weaved into all of Steinbeck’s work, including his journalism and theatrical productions. Drawing on these texts—as well as interviews with secondary-level teachers—this book shows how Steinbeck’s work prompts readers to think critically and contextually about our values. Demonstrating the power a single author can have on generations of individuals around the world, Citizen Steinbeck enables readers to make sense of both the past and the present through the prism of this literary icon’s inspirational work.

John Muir Nature Writings LOA 92

John Muir  Nature Writings  LOA  92
Author: John Muir
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9781598533422
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Release: 1997-04-22
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir became America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness. A crucial figure in the creation of our national parks system and a far-seeing prophet of environmental awareness who founded the Sierra Club in 1892, he was also a master of natural description who evoked with unique power and intimacy the untrammeled landscapes of the American West. The Library of America's Nature Writings collects his most significant and best-loved works in a single volume, including: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913), My First Summer in the Sierra (1911), The Mountains of California (1894) and Stickeen (1909). Rounding out the volume is a rich selection of essays—including "Yosemite Glaciers," "God's First Temples," "Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta," "The American Forests," and the late appeal "Save the Redwoods"—highlighting various aspects of his career: his exploration of the Grand Canyon and of what became Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks, his successful crusades to preserve the wilderness, his early walking tour to Florida, and the Alaska journey of 1879. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Writings 1902 1910

Writings  1902 1910
Author: William James,John Ruskin,Library of America
Pages: 1379
ISBN: 0940450380
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Release: 1987
Editor: Library of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the role of religion in human lives, the nature of the universe, truth, pragmatism, war, politics, and metaphysics

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0143039431
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

STEINBECK/GRAPES OF WRATH (BC)

The Twentieth Century American Fiction Handbook

The Twentieth Century American Fiction Handbook
Author: Christopher MacGowan
Pages: 410
ISBN: 9781405160230
Available:
Release: 2011-02-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This student-friendly handbook provides an engaging overview of American fiction over the twentieth century, with entries on the important historical contexts and central issues, as well as the major texts and writers. Provides extensive coverage of short stories and short story writers as well as novels and novelists Discusses the cultural contexts and issues that shape the texts and their reputations Wide-ranging in scope, including science fiction and recent Native American writing Featured writers range from Henry James and Theodore Dresier to Toni Morrison, Don DeLillo, and Sherman Alexie Ideal student accompaniment to courses in Twentieth-Century American Literature or Fiction