The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440637124
Release Date: 2006-03-28
Genre: Fiction

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics. This Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle-edged pages. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Fr chte des Zorns

Author: John Steinbeck
ISBN: 3423104740
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Labor camps

Verarmte Landarbeiter finden in Oklahoma kein Auskommen mehr. Da hören sie vom gelobten Land Kalifornien und machen sich durch Hitze und Staub auf den Weg. Doch auch hier erfahren sie die Macht und Unterdrückung durch die Großgrundbesitzer. John Steinbeck hat mit diesem Buch seinen literarischen Ruhm begründet. Das Echo in Amerika war bei der Veröffentlichung gewaltig - Gegenschriften wurden verfasst, Politiker und Erzbischöfe verdammten es, der Autor wurde als Volksverhetzer und Klassenkämpfer verurteilt - und als Stimme der Unterdrückten und Ausgebeuteten gefeiert. Sein Roman, der auf ausführlichen Recherchen beruhte, wurde zur Basis von soziologischen Untersuchungen und diente als Vorlage für den gleichnamigen Film von John Ford. 1940 erhielt Steinbeck den Pulitzer-Preis, 1962 den Nobelpreis für Literatur.

Steinbeck Centennial Editions

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0147716756
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Fiction

The Centennial boxed set includes: East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, The Pearl, and Travels with Charley in Search of America. @IAmWithSam Lennie came back into the cabin with that look on his face and I said, Lennie, did you kill another woman? He told me he had done it again, he thought. Why do I get stuck with the dangerously disabled? Did Forrest Gump ever hurt anyone? From "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less"

I d Like You More If You Were More Like Me

Author: John Ortberg
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 9781496427595
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Religion

I’d Like You More if You Were More like Me takes on one of life’s most important questions: How can I get closer to God and other people? We were created for deep connections. When people have deep connections, says John Ortberg, they win in life. When they don’t have deep connections, they cannot win in life. I’d Like You More if You Were More like Me offers help in overcoming one of the biggest obstacles to making deep connections: the fact that we’re so different. Different from God and different from each other. The good news is that connectedness is not based on similarity, but on shared experiences. When one person invites another to share an experience, they’re connected. It can be sharing a beautiful sunset or a meal, having a great conversation over cup of coffee, going for walk, or even teasing somebody. And when we share those same experiences with God, we get closer to him, too. God wants to connect with us—so much that he sent his son to live as a human being. God took on flesh and shared every human experience. So we don’t have to wonder what a close relationship with God looks like anymore. An intimate relationship with God and other people doesn’t have to be a cliché, it can be a daily way of life.

Der rote Pony und andere Erz hlungen

Author: John Steinbeck
ISBN: 342312850X
Release Date: 2000

Der zehnjährige Jody wächst eng mit der Natur verbunden auf einer Farm im kalifornischen Salinas Valley auf. Seine Welt bekommt erste Risse, als sein geliebter Ponyhengst schwer krank wird. Einfühlsam schildert Steinbeck in der berühmten Titelgeschichte die Erschütterungen einer kindlichen Seele, der schmerzliche Verlust des Urvertrauens in die Mitmenschen. Auch die anderen Erzählungen beschreiben mit großer Intensität Grunderlebnisse des Menschen wie Schmerz, Freude, Liebe, Tod - Da findet ein Rancher bei der Heimkehr seine 'musterhafte' Ehefrau in den Armen eines anderen, und eine Mutter verliert ihren Sohn, kaum daß er die Schwelle zum Erwachsensein überschritten hat. Steinbeck erzählt unsentimental, mit sparsamen Mitteln, aber enormer Bildhaftigkeit und bringt dabei seine Verbundenheit mit seiner kalifornischen Heimat und ihren Menschen zum Ausdruck. Mit der Beschreibung der Bewohner Kaliforniens weckt er im Leser eine tiefe Sehnsucht nach dem einfachen Leben, nach der Natur und na ch der Freundschaft einfacher, ehrlicher Menschen. So gehören diese Geschichten zum Besten, was Steinbeck je geschrieben hat.

A History of California Literature

Author: Blake Allmendinger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316299074
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Literary Criticism

Blake Allmendinger's A History of California Literature surveys the paradoxical image of the Golden State as a site of dreams and disenchantment, formidable beginnings and ruinous ends. This history encompasses the prismatic nature of California by exploring a variety of historical periods, literary genres, and cultural movements affecting the state's development, from the colonial era to the twenty-first century. Written by a host of leading historians and literary critics, this book offers readers insight into the tensions and contradictions that have shaped the literary landscape of California and also American literature generally.

From Mormon to Mystic

Author: Erin Jensen
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 9781452523781
Release Date: 2014-11-26
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

From Mormon to Mystic is one woman's journey from religious indoctrination toward a mystical understanding of reality. Set in the context of James Fowler's Stages of Faith, her journey vividly details specific practices that enabled her to navigate through many life challenges, including several ?dark nights of the soul.? Because she was believed to be a witch by several members of the Mormon community where she taught English and debate, Erin Jensen writes using her own Mormon heritage and passages from literature to describe the 2005 federal court ?witch? trial, the events leading up to it, and its aftermath. Through her experience, learn how to overcome rigid mindsets often implanted by religious institutions, and move toward wholeness by+ ? Understanding the basics of faith development ? Learning how to recognize and process shadow qualities ? Practicing non-attachment ? Taking full responsibility for your life ? Trusting your own ability to choose ? Appreciating the importance of complete forgiveness ? Developing a connection to your inner source of wisdom ? Embracing a new state of consciousness where hope, love, and peace dwell

No Depression in Heaven

Author: Alison Collis Greene
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199371877
Release Date: 2015-12-09
Genre: Arkansas Delta (Ark.)

Nowhere was the transition from church-based aid to federal welfare state brought about by the Great Depression more dramatic than in the South. For a moment, the southern Protestant establishment turned to face the suffering that plantation capitalism pushed behind its image of planter's hatsand hoopskirts. When starving white farmers marched into an Arkansas town to demand food for their dying children and when priests turned away hungry widows and orphans because they were no needier than anyone else, southern clergy of both races spoke with one voice to say that they had done allthey could. It was time for a higher power to intervene. They looked to God, and then they looked to Roosevelt.When Roosevelt promised a new deal for the "forgotten man," Americans cheered, and when he took office, churches and private agencies gratefully turned much of the responsibility for welfare and social reform over to the state. Yet, argues historian Allison Collis Greene, Roosevelt's New Dealthreatened plantation capitalism even while bending to it. Black southern churches worked to secure benefits for their own communities while white churches divided over loyalties to Roosevelt and Jim Crow. Frustrated by their failure and fractured by divisions over the New Deal, leaders in the majorwhite Protestant denominations surrendered their moral authority in the South. Although the Protestant establishment retained a central role in American life for decades after the Depression, its slip from power made room for upstart Pentecostals and independent evangelicals, who emphasized personalrather than social salvation.

From Hinton to Hamlet

Author: Sarah K. Herz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313324522
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism

Text presents thematic groupings of titles built around current young adult literature for use in bridging to the classics.

Der Partner

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641110345
Release Date: 2013-03-18
Genre: Fiction

»Ein erzählerischer Triumph, eine stilistische Freude.« Daily Telegraph Bevor sie die Falle zuschnappen ließen, hatten sie Danilo Silva rund um die Uhr bewacht. Er führte ein ruhiges Leben in einem heruntergekommenen Viertel in einer kleinen Stadt in Brasilien. Nichts deutete darauf hin, dass er neunzig Millionen Dollar beiseite geschafft hatte ...

Wonniger Donnerstag

Author: John Steinbeck
ISBN: 3423107766
Release Date: 1987

Vieles hat sich verändert in der Straße der Ölsardinen - Die Konservenfabriken sind wegen Sardinenmangels geschlossen. Gay ist wie viele andere nicht aus dem Krieg nach Hause zurückgekehrt. Lee Chong, der Kramladenbesitzer, hat sich an den Stränden Polynesiens zur Ruhe gesetzt. Zum Glück sind die Dicke Ida und ihr Cafe noch da, und Doras Etablissement, das seit ihrem Ableben von Fauna, ihrer älteren Schwester, geführt wird, und Mack natürlich, Hazel und Whitey 1 und 2, die immer noch im Palace Hotel hausen. Doc, der Meeresforscher mit dem großen Herzen, Anlaufstelle für sämtliche Sorgengeplagten in der Cannery Row, ist glücklicherweise auch noch vorhanden. Doch ist er kaum wiederzuerkennen. Die Unzufriedenheit nagt an ihm, der Whisky schmeckt nicht mehr, 'und der erste, lange Zug aus einem frostbeschlagenen Bierglas' bietet nieht mehr die Wonne von einst. Für Mack und seine Kumpane ist die Sache klar - Doc braucht eine Frau. Welche, das wissen sie auch schon, nämlich Suzy, die Neue in der Flotten Flagge. Und da Fauna mit ihnen gemeinsame Sache macht, scheint alles ganz einfach.

The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck

Author: Stephen K. George
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810854414
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism

More than any other author of the Modern period of American literature, John Steinbeck evidenced a serious interest and background in moral philosophy. His personal reading collection included works ranging from Kant and Spinoza to Taoism and the Bible. Critics also consistently identify Steinbeck as an author whose work promotes serious moral reflection and whose characters undergo profound moral growth. Yet to date there has been no sustained examination of either John Steinbeck's personal moral philosophy or the ethical features and content of his major works. This critical neglect is remedied by a collection of highly readable essays exploring the philosophy and work of one of America's few Nobel Prize winning authors. These thirteen essays, written by experts both within philosophy and Steinbeck studies, examine almost all of Steinbeck's major works. Included in the compilation are five general essays examining Steinbeck's own moral philosophy and eight specific essays analyzing the ethics of various major works.

East of Eden

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440631328
Release Date: 2002-02-05
Genre: Fiction

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.