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The gut-wrenching story of agricultural and economic disaster in the late 1930s, and how vulnerable people get exploited both in general and in particular. A tough read in places; the imagery of the final scene particularly lingers. Deservedly won a Pulitzer Prize in its day and helped to secure Steinbeck's Nobel.


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Oct. 30th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
Read this earlier during the summer and was heart-broken as well. My immediate query afterwards was why none of the current "towering literary giants" of American lit have tried a 21st century analog set during this recession.
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