The grapes of wrath - John Steinbeck

The grapes of wrath - John Steinbeck

Nobel prize-winning author John Steinbeck's realist masterpiece looks at the plight of a family of tenant farmers forced to leave Oklahoma during the great depression.

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Steven.
Feb 6 2013 15:43

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  • 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 - I'll be there, too.

    Tom Joad

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Bluecollar
Feb 6 2013 18:09

Steinbeck's, book has been an inspiration and a constant reminder that many people caught in the grip of their time had strong characters and were very decent human beings. Every modern conservative, ought to be forced to read , Grapes of Wrath.

Ed
Feb 6 2013 20:08

Just to back up the above statement, the Grapes of Wrath is one of the best books I've ever read.. read it and be filled with proletarian rage.

Steven.
Feb 6 2013 23:07
Ed wrote:
Just to back up the above statement, the Grapes of Wrath is one of the best books I've ever read.. read it and be filled with proletarian rage.

yeah, it is totally bad ass.

I downloaded the film version while ago but haven't got round to watching yet

flaneur
Feb 7 2013 03:07

The tele series Carnivale is worth a mention too, a mix of this and a David Lynch film, about a carnival travelling through the Dust Bowl in the 30s.

ellis
Feb 7 2013 14:51

Were the Joads tenant farmers though?
It is more than half a century since I read the book but my recollection is that the family were tenants only because the bank had foreclosed and then decided to consolidate its holdings. That is when they were "tractored out by the Cats."

Jim Clarke
Feb 7 2013 15:09
flaneur wrote:
The tele series Carnivale is worth a mention too, a mix of this and a David Lynch film, about a carnival travelling through the Dust Bowl in the 30s.

I thought that was amazing, was absolutely gutted when it got canned midway through series 2.

Armchair Anarchist
Feb 7 2013 19:21

One of my favourite books