In Dubious Battle

In Dubious Battle

It is indeed this surface story that is the source of the novel's power, although the nature of this story has often been overlooked by those who agree with James Woodress's view that In Dubious Battle is “perhaps the best strike novel ...

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101118665

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A riveting novel of labor strife and apocalyptic violence, now a major motion picture starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Selena Gomez, and Zach Braff A Penguin Classic At once a relentlessly fast-paced, admirably observed novel of social unrest and the story of a young man's struggle for identity, In Dubious Battle is set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control, as a principled defiance metamorphoses into blind fanaticism. Caught in the upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who find himself in the course of the strike, briefly becomes its leader, and is ultimately crushed in its service. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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.
Categories: Fiction

In Dubious Battle

In Dubious Battle

A riveting novel of labor strife and apocalyptic violence, now a major motion picture starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Selena Gomez, and Zach Braff A Penguin Classic At once a relentlessly fast-paced, admirably observed novel of ...

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143039631

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 807

A riveting novel of labor strife and apocalyptic violence, now a major motion picture starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Selena Gomez, and Zach Braff A Penguin Classic At once a relentlessly fast-paced, admirably observed novel of social unrest and the story of a young man's struggle for identity, In Dubious Battle is set in the California apple country, where a strike by migrant workers against rapacious landowners spirals out of control, as a principled defiance metamorphoses into blind fanaticism. Caught in the upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who find himself in the course of the strike, briefly becomes its leader, and is ultimately crushed in its service. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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.
Categories: Fiction

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

CHARACTERS AND PLACES Anderson, Alfred “Al” A character in In Dubious Battle, Alfred is a Communist Party sympathizer in the Torgas Valley and owner of Al's Lunch Wagon, a cozy diner with red stained-glass windows and a sliding door.

Author: Jeffrey D. Schultz

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108506

Category: Electronic books

Page: 417

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Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.
Categories: Electronic books

In Dubious Battle

In Dubious Battle

The Dublin Bombings, 1972-1974 J. Bowyer Bell. BATTLE THE DUBLIN AND MONAGHAN BOMBINGS 1972 - 1974 - J. Bowyer Bell IN DUBIOUS BATTLE IN DUBIOUS BATTLE THE DUBLIN BOMBINGS 1972. IN DUBIOUS.

Author: J. Bowyer Bell

Publisher: Poolbeg Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017940151

Category: Bombing investigation

Page: 163

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Categories: Bombing investigation

From Good Ma to Welfare Queen

From Good Ma to Welfare Queen

In In Dubious Battle ( 1936 ) poor women are not prominently displayed characters . For the most part they represent a source of disruption and chaos that must be tamed and overcome in order to affect any kind of normative character ...

Author: Vivyan Campbell Adair

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815336519

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 153

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Through this exploration the connection between textual representation and social productions of the "Real" become startlingly apparent.".
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading and Interpreting the Works of John Steinbeck

Reading and Interpreting the Works of John Steinbeck

In Dubious Battle was published in January 1936 to generally good reviews, though not as good as those for Tortilla Flat. Some conservatives thought In Dubious Battle was a pro-Communist treatise because it depicted the exploitation of ...

Author: Gerald Newman

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766073487

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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To appreciate and understand John Steinbeck’s stories, students must comprehend what it was like to live during the Great Depression, and they must understand the working man to whom Steinbeck was attempting to appeal. Through direct quotations; biographical details; and in-depth discussions of his style, themes, and form, this text will allow readers to ponder and interpret Steinbeck’s works.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

CLASSICS In Dubious Battle

CLASSICS In Dubious Battle

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1020205830

Category: Apple growers

Page:

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Categories: Apple growers

In Dubious Battle

In Dubious Battle

Set in California apple country, Steinbeck's classic work depicts the worker's bitter revolt against the landowners and working conditions

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 0606286403

Category: Literary Collections

Page:

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Set in California apple country, Steinbeck's classic work depicts the worker's bitter revolt against the landowners and working conditions
Categories: Literary Collections

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

As 1934 drew to a close, Steinbeck saw the end of In Dubious Battle approaching. He wrote furiously, building the novel's pace and tension until the final confrontation, in which Jim Nolan, a group-man, is killed.

Author: Keith Ferrell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781590773598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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John Steinbeck was born in 1902 in California’s Salinas River Valley. Although he worked briefly as a reporter in New York, it was in the Salinas Valley that he spent the Depression years, and his experiences and the people he met became the basis for his books. Of Mice and Men opened the eyes of the public to the desperate lives of the migrant workers. The Grapes of Wrath told the story of the destitute Oklahoma dust bowl farmers who flocked to the Valley in search of work, Cannery Row painted the rough and tumble lives of the cannery workers in nearby Monterey. And East of Eden, his most personal novel, revolved around the lives of two families from the Valley whose story was a tragic metaphor for the suffering humans needlessly cause one another. Steinbeck was the recipient of both the Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes for Literature and was named to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. His books were likewise embraced by the public—many reached the top of the bestseller lists; four of them were made into Broadway shows; and six were made into movies. Despite these successes, he often doubted his abilities. The critics were seldom kind to him, making his doubts grow. But at the end of his life he realized that by championing the causes of the underprivileged, he had made a lasting impression on the social consciousness of America. He died in New York in 1968. Keith Ferrell gives us a fascinating account of John Steinbeck, a writer who continually struggled to awaken America’s social conscience. Steinbeck’s ability to incorporate the dark side of life in rich stories of human strength has captured the souls of millions of readers everywhere.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Right Out of California

Right Out of California

But the In Dubious Battle manuscript arrived while Covici was on vacation. One of his editors rejected it, saying that the Communist characters were little more than caricatures. Mac, the editor said, was “Mr. Hearst's idea of a Red.

Author: Kathryn S. Olmsted

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 9781620971390

Category: Political Science

Page: 386

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“Olmsted finds in Depression-era California the crucible for strong-arm policies against farm workers that bolstered the conservative movement” (Kirkus Reviews). At a time when a resurgent immigrant labor movement is making urgent demands on twenty-first-century America—and when a new and virulent strain of right-wing anti-immigrant populism is roiling the political waters—Right Out of California is a fresh and profoundly relevant touchstone for anyone seeking to understand the roots of our current predicament. This major reassessment of modern conservatism reexamines the explosive labor disputes in the agricultural fields of Depression-era California, the cauldron that inspired a generation of artists and writers and that triggered the intervention of FDR’s New Deal. Noted historian Kathryn S. Olmsted tells how this brief moment of upheaval terrified business leaders into rethinking their relationship to American politics—a narrative that pits a ruthless generation of growers against a passionate cast of reformers, writers, and revolutionaries. “Olmstead’s vivid, accomplished narrative really belongs to the historiography of the left . . . As her strong research shows, race and gender prejudice informed, or deformed, almost the whole of American social and cultural life in the 1930s and was as common on the left as on the right.” —The New York Times Book Review “An accessible work that aids in contextualizing the rise of future conservative leaders such as Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.” —Publishers Weekly “A major reworking of the Republican right’s origins, this is also a compelling read for anyone interested in California’s outsize importance in America’s recent past.” —Darren Dochuk, author of From Bible Belt to Sunbelt
Categories: Political Science