Oct 26, 2013

The grapes of wrath: Chapters 7-12

We are getting to know better the family, the father, the mother, the brother... they are all preparing to go West, selling their stuff and trying to organize the trip that will change their lives. It is amazing how Steinbeck describes the attachment of the family to the land, and how he expresses how the family has its roots there, and there they will remain for longtime in their memories, wherever they go, it might as well be Orange County, but they are from the Dust Bowl. How do you see this? Do you have such an attachment somewhere? Is home where your family is or a certain place? And finally, is there anything in particular that catches your eye in these chapters?

Oct 13, 2013

The grapes of wrath: Chapters 1 - 6

Well, well, well... what about the start of "The grapes of wrath"? Steinbeck presents a dramatic situation in the deep countryside of the USA. One of the main issues is the land and the attachment to people, to a family, that is a universal situation, isn't it? What about the role of banks? It does sound too familiar... It is striking, it was written over 70 years ago!

Oct 10, 2013

Nobel Prize for Alice Munro!

Did you guys see this? http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/canadas-alice-munro-wins-nobel-literature-prize/2013/10/10/412c83a2-319c-11e3-ad00-ec4c6b31cbed_story.html I read that the final run was between her and Murakami. We have such a top quality collection of books and authors in our bookclub!