Capital City

Capital City

by Mari Sandoz
     
 

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First published in the dark days immediately before World War II, Capital City is Mari Sandoz's angriest and most political novel. Like many important American novels of the 1930s—John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, John Conroy's The Disinherited, Robert Cantwell's Land of PlentyCapital City depicts the troubles

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First published in the dark days immediately before World War II, Capital City is Mari Sandoz's angriest and most political novel. Like many important American novels of the 1930s—John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, John Conroy's The Disinherited, Robert Cantwell's Land of PlentyCapital City depicts the troubles and responses of working people trapped in the Great Depression. It is a unique portrayal of the depression in the Great Plains, and a study of the forces that bitterly contended for wealth and power. Sandoz researched the daily life and behind-the-scenes operations of several state capitals in the thirties before drawing them together in this novel, part allegory, part indictment, part warning. Famous for her passionate writing, Sandoz gave Capital City the fuwll measure of ferocity and rage.

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Saturday Review of Literature

"The violence in this new novel is almost unrelieved by any sweetness and light. . . . This novel is strong meat; not at all for the squeamish."—Saturday Review of Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803241305
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska
Publication date:
06/28/1982
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Mari Sandoz (1896–1966) is one of Nebraska’s foremost authors. She wrote twenty-three books about the High Plains region, including Crazy Horse, Cheyenne Autumn, and Old Jules, available in Bison Books editions.

 

Terese Svoboda is the author of four novels, most recently Tin God (Nebraska 2006), and grew up on the edge of the Sandhills.

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