Los vagabundos de la cosecha

Los vagabundos de la cosecha

by John Steinbeck
     
 

In the early 1930s, when the country was in the throes of the Great Depression, a drought devastated the American Midwest, expelling from their farms tens of thousands of farmers who were forced to migrate in search of work. It is calculated that almost 150 thousand Americans wandered the roads of California, offering their services as temporary workers for the

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In the early 1930s, when the country was in the throes of the Great Depression, a drought devastated the American Midwest, expelling from their farms tens of thousands of farmers who were forced to migrate in search of work. It is calculated that almost 150 thousand Americans wandered the roads of California, offering their services as temporary workers for the harvest. In spite of their having been necessary in order to collect all the crops, the locals received them with hatred and disdain, calling them ignorant, dirty, and carriers of disease. John Steinbeck, then a promising young writer, wrote a series of articles on these migrant workers, published in 1936 in the San Francisco News.
 
A comienzos de los años treinta, cuando el país atravesaba la Gran Depresión, una persistente sequía asoló el medio oeste de los Estados Unidos, expulsando de sus granjas a decenas de miles de campesinos que se vieron obligados a emigrar en busca de trabajo. Se calcula que cerca de 150 mil norteamericanos vagaban por las carreteras del estado de California ofreciéndose como temporeros para la cosecha. A pesar de ser imprescindibles para llevar a cabo la recolección, eran recibidos con odio y menosprecio por los habitantes de las localidades por donde pasaban, tachados de ignorantes, sucios y portadores de enfermedades. John Steinbeck, entonces un prometedor escritor, los retrató en una serie de reportajes aparecidos en 1936 en el San Francisco News.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Steinbeck's journalism shares the enduring quality of his famous novel [The Grapes of Wrath]."  —Publishers Weekly, on the English-language edition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788493544812
Publisher:
Libros del Asteroide
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Edition description:
Third edition, Spanish-language edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


John Steinbeck was a novelist and dramatist whose most famous works include East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, and Of Mice and Men. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 27, 1902
Date of Death:
December 20, 1968
Place of Birth:
Salinas, California
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Attended Stanford University intermittently between 1919 and 1925
Website:
http://www.steinbeck.org

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