Writings of John Steinbeck

From the National Steinbeck Center the guests talked about John Steinbeck’s life, his writings, and the times in which he… read more

From the National Steinbeck Center the guests talked about John Steinbeck’s life, his writings, and the times in which he lived. They also responded to audience telephone calls and talked about the political issues that were having an impact on the nation at the time, focusing on his book, The Grapes of Wrath. The book was published in 1938 and tells the story of migrant farm workers in the Salinas Valley, many of whom had left the Dust Bowl states of Oklahoma and Kansas during the Great Depression. Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Grapes of Wrath in 1940, the same

year the film version of the book, starring Henry Fonda, was released. 

Professor Owens is the author of The Grapes of Wrath: Trouble in the Promised Land. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Kim Greer Chief Executive Officer National Steinbeck Center
  • Louis Owens Professor University of California, Davis->English
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Writings of John Steinbeck

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Program ID:
169785-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
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Call-In
Location:
Salinas, California, United States
First Aired:
Apr 28, 2002
Last Aired:
Aug 30, 2002

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  • Apr 28, 2002 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 29, 2002 | 5:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 03, 2002 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 03, 2002 | 11:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 30, 2002 | 3:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 29, 2002 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 30, 2002 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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