英美文学通论
美国文学讲义7
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The 1930s Radical 1930s

  I. Background

  Great Depression 1929 ※Black Thursday§

  II. Literature

  1.Writers of the 1920s were still writing, but they didnt produce good works.

  2.The main stream is left-oriented.

  III.    Writers of 1930s

  1.social concern and social involvement

  2.revival of naturalistic tradition of Dreiser and Norris

  IV.     John Steinbeck

  1.life

  2.works

  (1Cup of Gold

  (2Tortilla Flat

  (3In Dubious Battle

  (4Of Mice and Men

  (5The Grapes of Wrath

  (6Travels with Charley

  (7Short stories: The Red Pony, The Pearl

  3.point of view

  (1His best writing was produced out of outrage at the injustices of the societies, and by the admirations for the strong spirit of the poor.

  (2His theme was usually simple human virtues, such as kindness and fair treatment, which were far superior to the dehumanizing cruelty of exploiters.

  4.style

  (1poetic prose

  (2regional dialect

  (3characterization: many types of characters rather than individuals

  (4dramatic factors

  (5social protect: spokesman for the poverty-stricken people

  5.The Grapes of Wrath