Susan Shillinglaw – The Grapes of Wrath

Grapes_of_Wrath-150x150David speaks with Susan Shillinglaw, a Steinbeck Center Scholar and author of the new book On Reading the Grapes of Wrath, on the subject of Steinbeck’s 1939 Dust Bowl novel The Grapes of Wrath. This book tells the tale of the Joads, a family of Okie farmers looking for a better life in California. Aside from being a popular read in high school and university literature classes, the book has also served as the basis of tunes from Woody Guthrie and Bruce Springsteen.

Original Air Date: 4-04-2014