Category Archives: Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath

David Gilmour’s Steinbeck Journal Assignment

The Burials of Red Potter   Beneath the canopy of high mountain pines down in the shade by Johnson’s Creek a pack-horse stood with heavy panniers, a silhouette against the sunlit stream.  Two large, dark bundles lay on the creek’s … Continue reading

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A reponse to Richard Smaby’s Request

On Christmas morning, I again saw a spider that had taken up residence in our guest bathroom bathtub. I had given it several days to escape, but it apparently preferred living in our tub to crawling back down the drain … Continue reading

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My John Steinbeck Assignment

A Saigon Boulevard The girls, or are they women? The women sit open crotches in the humid heat, lining the boulevard in front of the mini bars that have sprung up to service soldiers. It’s hard to judge the age … Continue reading

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January 2017 Selection: Working Days, Grapes of Wrath

“Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath” 1938 – 1941 by John Steinbeck, edited by Robert DeMott. “Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck Working Days consists of journal entries describing the 100 days he spent writing The Grapes … Continue reading

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