Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath

Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck
     
 

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John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion.

The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged

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John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion.

The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged determination and inspiration, yet also of paranoia, self-doubt, and obstacles. It records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success. It is a unique and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating an essential American masterpiece.

Editorial Reviews

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
To read the Grapes of Wrath now along with the journal that he kept with it is to be lifted into the presence of something inexplicable and magic. —The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140144574
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
311,141
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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