The Harvest Gypsies

The Harvest Gypsies

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Heyday

ISBN: 1890771619

Category: History

Page: 62

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Collects seven newspaper articles on migrant farm workers, squatters' camps and the Hoovervilles of California that the author wrote for The San Francisco News in 1936, providing the factual foundation for the The Grapes of Wrath published three years later. Reissue.
Categories: History

Study Guide

Study Guide

This 48-page guide for "The Harvest Gypsies" by John Steinbeck includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 7 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

Author: Supersummary

Publisher:

ISBN: 1711063134

Category:

Page: 50

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 48-page guide for "The Harvest Gypsies" by John Steinbeck includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 7 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 15 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Journalism as a Tool for Advocacy and Living in Dignity and the Rise of Organized Labor.
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The Grapes of Wrath and Other Writings 1936 1941

The Grapes of Wrath and Other Writings  1936 1941

The novel won the Pulitzer Prize and has since sold millions of copies worldwide. The text of The Grapes of Wrath has been newly edited based on Steinbeck's manuscript, typescript, and proofs.

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:298039679

Category: California, Gulf of (Mexico)

Page: 1067

View: 351

This second volume in The Library of America's authoritative edition of John Steinbeck features his acknowledged masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath. Written in an incredibly compressed five-month period, the novel had an electrifying impact upon publication in 1939, unleashing a political storm with its vision of America's dispossessed struggling for survival. It continues to exert a powerful influence on American culture, and has inspired artists as diverse as John Ford, Woody Guthrie, and Bruce Springsteen. Tracing the journey of the Joad family from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the migrant camps of California, Steinbeck creates an American epic, spacious, impassioned, and pulsating with the rhythms of living speech. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize and has since sold millions of copies worldwide. The text of The Grapes of Wrath has been newly edited based on Steinbeck's manuscript, typescript, and proofs. Many errors have been corrected and words omitted or misconstrued by his typist have been restored. In addition, The Harvest Gypsies, his 1936 investigative report on migrant workers which laid the groundwork for the novel, is included as an appendix. The Long Valley (1938) displays Steinbeck's brilliance as a writer of short stories, including such classics as "The Chrysanthemums", "The White Quail", "Flight", and "The Red Pony". Set in the Salinas Valley landscape which was Steinbeck's enduring inspiration, the stories explore moments of fear, tenderness, isolation, and violence with poetic intensity. The Log from the Sea of Cortez, an account of the 1940 marine biological expedition in which Steinbeck participated with his close friend Ed Ricketts, is a unique blend of science, philosophy, and adventure, as well as one of Steinbeck's most revealing expositions of his core beliefs. First published in 1941 as part of the collaborative volume Sea of Cortez, Steinbeck's narrative was reissued separately a decade later, augmented by the moving tribute "About Ed Ricketts."
Categories: California, Gulf of (Mexico)

From Good Ma to Welfare Queen

From Good Ma to Welfare Queen

Steinbeck himself used photojournalism as a vehicle for meaning with the
publication of his widely acclaimed news articles , later collected and published
as The Harvest Gypsies . This slim book was comprised of a series of articles that
 ...

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

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

and his anger at the situation is tangible in the articles that became the seven-
part essay on the plight of the migrant farmworker titled “The Harvest Gypsies
and published between October 5 and 11, 1936. Although based on
observations of ...

Author: Jeffrey D. Schultz

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108506

Category: Electronic books

Page: 417

View: 238

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

Die Strasse der lsardinen

Die Strasse der   lsardinen

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:73716825

Category: German language materials

Page: 184

View: 525

Categories: German language materials

Witnesses to the Struggle

Witnesses to the Struggle

Ella Winter, “They Tell Me,” Pacific Weekly, 12 Oct. 1936, compared “The Harvest
Gypsies” with Ernest Hemingway's account of the drowning of some U.S.
veterans in Florida. Hemingway's article, “Who Murdered the Vets? (A First-Hand
 ...

Author: Anne Loftis

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874174403

Category: History

Page: 256

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In this groundbreaking interdisciplinary study, Loftis examines the artists who put a human face on the farmworkers’ plight in California during the Great Depression, focusing on writer John Steinbeck, photographer Dorothea Lange, sociologist and author Paul Taylor, and journalist Carey McWilliams. Loftis probes the interplay between journalism and art in the 1930s, when both academics and artists felt an urgent need to be relevant in the face of enormous misery. The power of their work grew out of their personal involvement in both the labor struggles and the hardships endured by workers and their families. Steinbeck, Lange, and the other artists and intellectuals in their circles created the public images of their times. Works such as The Grapes of Wrath or Lange’s Migrant Mother actually helped mold public opinion and form government policies. Even today these works remain icons in our shared perception of that era. Loftis helps us understand why this art still seems the truest representation of those desperate times, three-quarters of a century later.
Categories: History

John Steinbeck the California Years

John Steinbeck  the California Years

Author: Brian St. Pierre

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

ISBN: UOM:39015008184494

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 119

View: 706

Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Pull of Politics

The Pull of Politics

See also Grapes of Wrath: “The Harvest Gypsies,” Their Blood Is Strong, “
Starvation Under the Orange Trees” leftist influences on, 15–17, 18, 26 and
migrants: changes attitudes toward, 30–31, 32–33, 35–37, 39–46, 49, 50,271–73
, 319n40; ...

Author: Milton A. Cohen

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826274151

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

View: 104

In the late 1930s, John Steinbeck, Richard Wright, and Ernest Hemingway wrote novels that won critical acclaim and popular success: The Grapes of Wrath, Native Son, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. All three writers were involved with the Left at the time, and that commitment informed their fiction. Milton Cohen examines their motives for involvement with the Left; their novels’ political themes; and why they separated from the Left after the novels were published. These writers were deeply conflicted about their political commitments, and Cohen explores the tensions that arose between politics and art, resulting in the abandonment of a political attachment.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The True Adventures of John Steinbeck Writer

The True Adventures of John Steinbeck  Writer

A definitive portrait of the celebrated and controversial Nobel laureate author chronicles the events of Steinbeck's life, his formative development as a writer, and his archetypical literary images of modern American culture

Author: Jackson J. Benson

Publisher: New York : Viking Press

ISBN: UOM:39015066058523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1116

View: 764

A definitive portrait of the celebrated and controversial Nobel laureate author chronicles the events of Steinbeck's life, his formative development as a writer, and his archetypical literary images of modern American culture
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Journey into Steinbeck s California

A Journey into Steinbeck s California

She documented the world that Steinbeck wrote about in his journalism and
fiction; her photos accompanied Steinbeck's articles for the San Francisco News
that were were published as “The Harvest Gypsies.” Those articles were later ...

Author: Susan Shillinglaw

Publisher: Roaring Forties Press

ISBN: 9780984625468

Category: Travel

Page: 222

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This part art book, part biography, and part travel guide offers insight into how landscapes and townscapes influenced John Steinbeck's creative process and how, in turn, his legacy has influenced modern California. Various types of readers will appreciate the information in this guide—literary pilgrims will learn more about the state featured so prominently in Steinbeck's work, tourists can visit the same buildings that he lived in and wrote about, and historians will appreciate the engrossing perspective on daily life in early and mid 20th-century California. Offering an entirely new perspective on Steinbeck and the people and places that he brought to life in his writing, this edition includes a wonderful variety of photographs, sketches, and paintings, including some from private, rarely seen collections. With a new preface from the author, updated details on featured websites, a new discussion on Steinbeck’s ecological interests and activities, and an extended exploration of his many travels to Mexico, readers will find delight in this depiction of the symbiotic relationship between an author and his favorite places.
Categories: Travel

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

At George West's invitation, Steinbeck produced “The Harvest Gypsies.” These
articles, peppered with Dorothea Lange's graphic photographs of migrants,
appeared from October 5 to 12, 1936. Steinbeck's gritty reports detailed the plan
of ...

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440637124

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 673

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.
Categories: Fiction

Homer from Salinas

Homer from Salinas

In the first essay collected in The Harvest Gypsies, we really see Steinbeck
making a very strong gesture to carve out a space and bring social
consciousness to displaced white American farmers, who are forced to become
migrant Okies.

Author: William Anthony Nericcio

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781879691896

Category: California

Page: 190

View: 638

Categories: California

Working Days

Working Days

Between 1936 and 1938 Steinbeck's commitment to his material evolved through
at least four major stages of writing: (1) a seven-part series of newspaper articles,
The Harvest Gypsies”; (2) an unfinished novel, “The Oklahomans”; (3) a ...

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440674525

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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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.
Categories: Literary Collections

John Steinbeck Dorothea Lange und die Grosse Depression

John Steinbeck  Dorothea Lange und die Grosse Depression

60 Die letzte von Steinbecks The Harvest Gypsies – Reportagen endet : „ Die
neuen Zuwanderer aus den Staubwüsten des Mittleren Westens werden in
Kalifornien bleiben . Es sind Menschen aus guten alten amerikanischen Familien
 ...

Author: Evelyn Runge

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122465730

Category: Depressions

Page: 195

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Hunger, Armut, Hoffnungslosigkeit: Die Große Depression in den 1930er Jahren traf in den USA vor allem Landarbeiter und Farmpächter. Viele von ihnen machten sich auf den Weg gen Westen in der Hoffnung, auf den Plantagen Kaliforniens neue Arbeit zu finden. Präsident Roosevelt versuchte, mit seinem Reformprogramm New Deal Migration und Hunger zu bekämpfen. Auch Künstler thematisierten die Folgen der Wirtschaftskrise in ihren Werken: John Steinbecks weltberühmter Roman Früchte des Zorns erzählt die Geschichte der Familie Joad, die ihre Farm aufgibt und nach Westen zieht; Dorothea Langes Fotografie Migrant Mother wurde zum Sinnbild der Großen Depression. Evelyn Runge arbeitet Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede zwischen dem Roman Steinbecks und den Dokumentarfotos Langes heraus. Ausgehend von der Theorie des Konstruktivismus werden biologisch-technische, soziale und mediale Determinanten dargestellt. Das Buch untersucht, inwiefern fiktionale Elemente in Literatur und Fotografie als Medien der Sozialkritik zu finden sind. Eine Analyse produktions- und rezeptionsästhetischer Bedingungen zeigt, dass sowohl literarische wie fotografische Arbeiten polyvalent zu verstehen sind - und nicht per se das Bild der Welt präsentieren, wie der Begriff documentary realism suggeriert.
Categories: Depressions

The Eye of the Reporter

The Eye of the Reporter

How do we judge Steinbeck ' s " Harvest Gypsies " series ? He did everything
well : * The series was well - conceived and planned ; * Whether the proposed
book with photographer Horace Bristol is an entirely accurate anecdote about ...

Author: Bill Knight

Publisher: Western Illinois Univ

ISBN: PSU:000032293258

Category: American literature

Page: 168

View: 891

Categories: American literature

A Russian Journal

A Russian Journal

... in California; those seven articles, published as “The Harvest Gypsies,” were
Steinbeck's first journalistic triumph, a foray into literary witness that conveyed,
through the author's fidelity to truth, the emotional context of the migrants' sorrow.

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440657505

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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Steinbeck and Capa’s account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing. Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune. This rare opportunity took the famous travelers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad – now Volgograd – but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed by the New York Times as "superb" when it first appeared in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation of their journey and remains a remarkable memoir and unique historical document. What they saw and movingly recorded in words and on film was what Steinbeck called "the great other side there … the private life of the Russian people." Unlike other Western reporting about Russia at the time, A Russian Journal is free of ideological obsessions. Rather, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of World War II—represented here in Capa’s stirring photographs alongside Steinbeck’s masterful prose. Through it all, we are given intimate glimpses of two artists at the height of their powers, answering their need to document human struggle. This edition features an introduction by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Travel

Global Denim

Global Denim

Steinbeck, J. (1936), 'The Harvest Gypsies', San Francisco News, 5–12 October.
Steinbeck, J. (1938), Their Blood is Strong, San Francisco: Simon J. Lubin
Society of California. Steinbeck, J. (2002), The Grapes of Wrath, New York:
Penguin.

Author: Daniel Miller

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9781847887399

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 701

On any given day nearly half the world's population is wearing blue jeans. This is entirely extraordinary. Yet there has never been a serious attempt to understand the causes, nature and consequences of denim as 'the' global garment of our world. This book takes up that challenge with gusto. It gives clear, if surprising, explanations for why this is the case, challenging the accepted history of jeans and showing why the reasons cannot be commercial. While discussing the consequences of denim at the global level, the book consists of some exemplary studies by anthropologists of what blue jeans mean in a variety of local situations. These range from the discussion of hip-hop jeans in Germany, denim and sex in Milan through to the connection between denim and recycling in the US. But through all these intensively researched ethnographies of local denim we build our understanding of the most curious of all features of blue jeans - the rise of global denim.
Categories: Design

The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl

Pulitzer Prize Winner From his notes, Steinbeck wrote In 1940, John Steinbeck a
series of seven newspaper articles was awarded the Pulitzer in 1936 called The
Harvest Gypsies. It Prize for The Grapes of Wrath. That same year, was ...

Author: Sue Vander Hook

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1604535121

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 717

An introduction to the causes, events, and consequences of the extreme drought and dust storms that affected the Great Plains during the 1930s.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Political Companion to John Steinbeck

A Political Companion to John Steinbeck

After researching squatter camps in August 1936, he published a series of seven
newspaper articles titled “The Harvest Gypsies” for the leftleaning San Francisco
News. Then, in February and March 1938, he saw flooding in Visalia. “I want to ...

Author: Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813142043

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 619

Though he was a recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, American novelist John Steinbeck (1902--1968) has frequently been censored. Even in the twenty-first century, nearly ninety years after his work first appeared in print, Steinbeck's novels, stories, and plays still generate controversy: his 1937 book Of Mice and Men was banned in some Mississippi schools in 2002, and as recently as 2009, he made the American Library Association's annual list of most frequently challenged authors. A Political Companion to John Steinbeck examines the most contentious political aspects of the author's body of work, from his early exploration of social justice and political authority during the Great Depression to his later positions regarding domestic and international threats to American policies. Featuring contemporaneous and present-day interpretations of his novels and essays by historians, literary scholars, and political theorists, this book covers the spectrum of Steinbeck's writing, exploring everything from his place in American political culture to his seeming betrayal of his leftist principles in later years.
Categories: History