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THE GRAPES OF WRATH | THE GRAPES OF WRATH

manny-pacheco's picture
Apr.19.2014
History buffs might not know this, but it seems this week—April 14th to April 20th—might be the worst week in American history. For example, President Lincoln being assassinated, the sinking of the Titanic,  the great San Francisco earthquake, Bay of Pigs invasion,...
mara-buck's picture
Nov.20.2012
  She lived, she wrote, she died.  And just before her end came at ninety-eight, her novel was published by a university press.  (Decades earlier, Bennett Cerf of Random House had praised it, yet killed it.)  A trick of fate that Steinbeck’s book beat hers to the printers, but...
monty-heying's picture
Sep.30.2012
Extremism weakens an argument and such is the case with Gardner in the following excerpt from his The Art of Fiction: "One trouble with having read nothing worth reading is that one never fully understands the other side of one's argument, never understands that the argument is an old one (all...
nancybrady's picture
Aug.10.2012
More than halfway through the year, and I have not abandoned my New Year's Resolutions.  That is, I am still reading more books and I am putting steps on my pedometer.  Although this pedometer geek didn't quite manage 10,000 steps every day, I did have five days in which I exceeded the...
alex-fraser's picture
Feb.26.2012
The weather turned cool today, with promise of rain overnight.    This afternoon, Son Guy, Son Jason and I phoned Reno to wish Bunty Fraser a Happy Birthday. She has been weathering serious illness but sounded very chipper.  She and Daughter Miranda had just returned from lunch....