Reading SteInbeck: 'Of Mice and Men' and 'The Grapes of Wrath'

Author: Hallard, David


35,000 words; 116 Pages; 820 kb in PDF

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A Study Guide on two of John Steinbeck's most famous works

A generously contextualized and uncompromisingly objective commentary on two of Steinbeck's most widely read novels. Contemporary circumstance is particularly relevant to these classic books – Of Mice and Men is a timely warning about fascism, and The Grapes of Wrath is an emblem for the oppressed in Depression-era America – so a significant proportion of this study is given over to the framing of social, economic and political context. It includes a survey of the more prominent critical approaches to the texts, and particular emphasis is given to the importance of Steinbeck's relationship to Modernism. It also offers an insightful, dialogic reading of the books that is both accessible and clearly signposted throughout. 


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About the author

David Hallard has an MA from the University of Sussex, which he attained as a mature student. His research interests to date include the fiction of Joseph Conrad and poetry of Edward Thomas. His future projects will include more work on John Steinbeck.

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Reading SteInbeck: 'Of Mice and Men' and 'The Grapes of Wrath'

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"This is an informed, interesting and useful guide to Steinbeck’s two most famous and widely studied works. It sets them concisely in their biographical, historical, social and political contexts, offers a range of insights into their narrative techniques, style, characterization and themes, and surveys key critical perspectives. The guide will be of benefit to A Level and undergraduate students, providing perspectives they can fruitfully employ in seminar discussions, presentations, essays and examinations." -- Nicholas Tredell (Consultant Editor of Palgrave Macmillan's Readers'​ Guides to Essential Criticism)


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