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Title:
An introduction to The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck [cd] : audio guide / written and produced by Dan Stone.
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Call Number:
CD 813.52 Steinbeck STO
Publication Date:
[2006]
Publisher:
[Washington, D.C.] : National Endowment for the Arts, [2006]
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (38 min., 30 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Performer:
Narrated by Dana Gioia ; readings by Ed Harris ; featuring Ray Bradbury, Lawson Fusao Inada, Jay Parini, Richard Rodriguez, Susan Shillinglaw, Kevin Starr, Thom Steinbeck, Susan Straight, and Rich Wartzman.
Notes:
"The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, developed in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest"--Insert.

Compact disc.
Contents:
Radio program -- Bonus tracks: John Steinbeck describes his childhood to Eleanor Roosevelt -- Jay Parini on the self-education of John Steinbeck -- Ray Bradbury and Richard Rodriguez on the structure of The Grapes of wrath -- Susan Shillinglaw on Steinbeck's love of music -- Lawson Inada on the diverse migrant experience in California -- Thom Steinbeck, Ed Harris, and Susan Shillinglaw on the power of Ma Joad -- Rick Wartzman on the negative reactions to The Grapes of wrath -- Thom Steinbeck on how his father made him a reader.
Summary:
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a novel about a poor family of sharecroppers who are driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry during the Great Depression.

Includes interviews, commentaries and excerpts from the novel, providing first-hand accounts of why The Grapes of Wrath remains so compelling seven decades after its initial publication.
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Horizon Bib Number:
1202021
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