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The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck, Updated Edition
  • Trim Size: 6-1/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791093050
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9305-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 813
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 208

Summary

John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath, was published in 1939. Set during the Great Depression, the novel follows failed farmer Tom Joad and his family as they head from Oklahoma’s Dust Bowl to the promised land of the West. Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations presents the reader with a collection of important critical essays that set the scene for an amplified study of this American classic. This fully updated resource also contains supplementary introductions, a chronology, background information on the contributors, and a bibliography, and is an excellent choice for students working on thematic or compare-and-contrast papers.

Specifications

Chronology. Bibliography. Contributors. Acknowledgments. Index.

About the Author(s)

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Educated at Cornell and Yale universities, he is the author of 30 books, including Shelley's Mythmaking (1959), The Visionary Company (1961), Blake's Apocalypse (1963), Yeats (1970), A Map of Misreading (1975), Kabbalah and Criticism (1975), Agon: Toward a Theory of Revisionism (1982), The American Religion (1992), The Western Canon (1994), Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection (1996), and Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), a 1998 National Book Award finalist. The Anxiety of Influence (1973) sets forth Professor Bloom's provocative theory of the literary relationships between the great writers and their predecessors. His most recent books include How to Read and Why (2000), Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (2002), Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (2003), Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? (2004), and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine (2005). In addition, he is the author of hundreds of articles, reviews, and editorial introductions. In 1999, Professor Bloom received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Criticism. He has also received the International Prize of Catalonia, the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico, and the Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial Prize of Denmark.

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