The Grapes of Wrath - by John Steinbeck[Reading report] by Fleur d'Harcourt

2011-12-08

Fleur D'Harcourt was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2010. She also studies at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, holds a bachelor in history and a master degree in literature from Paris IV University. She is very interested in contemporary literature and novels, and would like to work, after having spent one exchange semester at Columbia University, upon the problematics of books and edition in the digital era.

Once released from prison, Tom Joad goes back to Oklahoma to find his land dried off. Out of poverty, his family joins the many trucks driving to California, where land-owners are supposedly hiring people. Uprooted, Tom and his family have to get used to a new social context ruled by cold-blooded market. They experience a pessimistic new world.


Quote article  Fleur d'Harcourt, « The Grapes of Wrath - by John Steinbeck », 08 december 2011, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/230.sls

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