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John Steinbeck: Extensions of Documentary

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the works of John Steinbeck. It discusses Steinbeck's most famous work, The Grapes of Wrath (1940); his collaboration with film-maker Pare Lorentz in a hospital documentary, ... More


The Moral Significance of Land: A Lesson from The Grapes of Wrath

Paul B. Thompson

in The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125879
eISBN:
9780813135557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125879.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

The Grapes of Wrath is widely accepted as a literary classic, but it is also criticized as offering a romanticized portrait of the American working-class people it depicts. Depression-era ... More


The Grapes of Wrath, Economics, and Luck

Richard H. McAdams

in Power, Prose, and Purse: Law, Literature, and Economic Transformations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190873455
eISBN:
9780190873486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873455.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Economic success and failure are always, to some degree, a matter of luck. The degree of randomness and luck involved in economic outcomes is, for most people, relevant to their support for schemes ... More


Sea of Cortez

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the spring of 1939, Edward F. Ricketts's Between Pacific Tides and John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath were published. Steinbeck was getting a lot of unwanted publicity, especially from conservative ... More


The Rules of the Game: Limited War with Hezbollah (1985–2000)

Daniel Byman

in A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391824
eISBN:
9780190252380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391824.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on Israel's limited war with Hizballah, a terrorist organization based in Lebanon, during the period 1985–2000. It begins with Hizballah's bombing of two Israeli buildings in ... More


Mass Culture, the Novel, and the American Left

Benjamin Balthaser and Shelley Streeby

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores the complex relationship between the left and mass culture in the first four decades of the twentieth century, and how writers and critics on the left understood mass culture's ... More


Introduction

Peter La Chapelle

in Proud to Be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248885
eISBN:
9780520940000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248885.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Beginning with Woody Guthrie and Merle Haggard, this chapter introduces the social movement of country music in Los Angeles. It follows the history of country music culture in Southern California ... More


The Fruited Plain: Fables for a Postmodern Democracy

Alvin Kernan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092905
eISBN:
9780300128345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092905.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The beleaguered Joad family of Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath struggled in an era of disappointed dreams and empty pockets. But how might the grandchildren of that Dust Bowl generation fare in today's ... More


Awe: Toward a Depression Sublime

John Marsh

in The Emotional Life of the Great Depression

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198847731
eISBN:
9780191882425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847731.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

By awe, philosophers and psychologists mean the sensation that overcomes someone in the presence of something simultaneously vast, powerful, and, when compared to humans, strangely humbling. The ... More


NYCon 1939

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Ray Bradbury's travel to New York City in 1939 to attend the WorldCon, or NYCon I. Early in 1938 Bradbury wrote an editor's introduction for his version of Imagination! ... More


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