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The Fruited Plain: Fables for a Postmodern Democracy

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The beleaguered Joad family of Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath struggled in an era of disappointed dreams and empty pockets. But how might the grandchildren of that Dust Bowl generation fare in today's more promising times? In this boisterously inventive book Alvin Kernan sends various descendants of the original Joad family on a postmodern journey out of California and into the excesses of American culture at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The experiences of today's Joads are as hilarious as they are discomfiting ...

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The Fruited Plain: Fables for a Postmodern Democracy
2002, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300092905

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