The Grapes of Wrath

Capolavoro Indiscusso Di John Steinbeck, Punta Di Diamante Del Realismo Americano, Furore Usc Nel 1939, Quando Le Rapide Conquiste Del New Deal Rooseveltiano Avevano Gi Neutralizzato Quasi Del Tutto L Incubo Della Grande Depressione Anche Per Questo, Probabilmente, Il Suo Successo Fu Enorme E Immediato Quell Incubo Tornava A Risaltare Dalle Pagine Del Libro In Tutta La Sua Evidenza E Drammaticit , Ma Anche, Inevitabilmente, Coi Tratti Consolatori Dello Scampato Pericolo Eppure Nel Romanzo Di Consolatorio C Ben Poco L Odissea Della Famiglia Joad, Una Famiglia Di Contadini Costretta Dalla Miseria E Dalla Fame A Lasciare L Oklahoma Per Raggiungere La Lontanissima California Alla Ricerca Angosciosa Di Un Lavoro E Di Un Posto Dove Vivere, Una Vera Propria Esplorazione Dell Inferno.The Grapes of Wrath

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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  • Hardcover
  • 415 pages
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • John Steinbeck
  • Italian
  • 21 February 2019
  • 9788481305128

10 thoughts on “The Grapes of Wrath

  1. says:

    Whenever I revisit a classic I m struck by how much 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 fine music to a trained ear My heart doesn t bleed for the Joads today as it might have 25 years ago Yes, it s grim and unfair, but it s no longer shocking or disturbing, and I can see now that Steinbeck didn t intend sensationalism to be the main point What he s about is revealing the human dignity, the innate goodness and unbreakable pride of these people, and by extension the American people in general, something that still resonates today, especially with reference to the working classes When the Joads and their kind decline government hand outs, requesting instead the simple opportunity to work hard and be rewarded commensurate with their labor even if it means a grueling cross country journey to a place they don t know one can hear today s white working poors exasperated disdain for government, insisting that they simply be allowed to keep of their pay and not be held back in their efforts by nit p...

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    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 family farm fed the family and what they had left over they sold But when the drought hit the only thing that would grow was cotton, you can t eat cotton, and that crop sucked the life right out of the soil so no other crop could grow in it for a very long time These things were lost, and crops were reckoned in dollars, and land was valued by principal plus interest, and crops were bought and sold before they were planted Then crop failure, drought, and flood were no longer little deaths within life, but simple losses of money And all their love was thinned with money,...

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    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 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 breakdown.There s another, similar type of moral breakdown at work in the wonderful passage about the car deal...

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    ENGLISH The Grapes of Wrath ITALIANOThe 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 people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage seems to be a statement than a warning We are human, and we are destined to fight the injustice by the uprising And this you can know, fear the time when Manself will not suffer and die for a concept, for this one quality is the foundation of Manself, and this one quality is man, distinctive in the universe And then Tom Joad, one of the protagonists of the biblical exodus, who is unable to tolerate the anguish that his loved ones suffer, becomes the symbol and the incarnation of the human being of John Steinbeck However, readers hav...

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    592 The Grapes of Wrath, John SteinbeckThe 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 ...

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    During the bleakness of the dry, dust bowl days as the suffocating particles fall everywhere you can t breath 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 pictures tell only a small portion of this, the real story that John Steinbeck wrote about masterfully in his novel The Grapes of Wrath Where a hungry large group of people, travel to the promise land of California a distant 1,500 miles away but find starvation, abuse and death In an old dilapidated automobile the Joad s , Ma the de facto leader and Pa, Tom, just released from prison for killing a man in self defense it didn t help that both were drunk Rose a teenager married to a lazy, shiftless dreamer Connie and pregnant, Uncle John who likes the bottle and his late wife he mourns too much for, their ancient parents and four other children And last but not least the preacher Reverend Jim Casy who doesn t want to preach any , having lost his faith the thirteenth member some will not get to their goal He s now after walking around searching for a purpose, ...

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    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 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 writing.Steinbeck 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 descript...

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    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 States to what they believe to be the prosperous valleys of California Only once they arrive, they discover that there is nothing prosperous about it not only is there a serious shortage of work mostly caused by an overabundance of labor that came with the influx of so many other migrant families , but they also have to contend with growing anti migrant sentiment among the local population and wealthy landowners who think nothing of taking advantage of them in their state of vulnerability Without proper labor laws protecting worker s rights and no trade unions to represent their interests, the Joads are severely underpaid for whatever work they do manage to find, and they simply fall deeper and deeper into despondency.The reason this gets my goat is cause it doesn t have to be that way Ye...

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    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 Rosasharn that it ain t all about her most high school kids think everything is all about them, which is probably one reason they couldn t enjoy this book or most other classics they are forced to read Realizing this at the very end made Rosasharn crack her first smile in ages at least that s my take on the mysterious smile I wasn t disappointed in the lack of closure at the end, because the closure came in the middle when Ma said, Rich fellas come up an they die, an their kids ain t no good an they die out But we keep a comin We re the people that live They can t wipe us out they can t lick us We ll go on forever, Pa, cause we re the people So you know they will be fine whether life continues to be a struggle or not They will be better off than the rich man with the million acres they talked about ...

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