Additional Resources for The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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Frederick I. Carpenter, "The Philosophical Joads," in College English, Vol. 2, January, 1941, pp. 324-25.

Carpenter describes the origins of Steinbeck's social philosophy in American thought from Ralph Waldo Emerson to William James.

Chester E. Eisinger, "Jeffersonian Agrarianism in The Grapes of Wrath," in University of Kansas City Review, Vol. 14, Winter, 1947, pp. 149-54.

The critic discusses the relationships between people and the land and how these relationships have changed in the twentieth century.

Joseph Eddy Fontenrose, John Steinbeck: An Introduction and Interpretation, Barnes & Noble, 1963.

The critic discusses the novel's biblical references, its relation to myth, and its stylistic devices.

Warren French, editor, A Companion to The Grapes of Wrath, Penguin, 1989.

A selection of criticism and interpretations of the novel.

Howard Levant, The Novels of John Steinbeck: A Critical Study, University of Missouri Press, 1974.

A collection of essays on Steinbeck's novels. Levant examines the role of symbolism and allegory...

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