[✓ In Dubious Battle || ↠ PDF Read by ☆ John Steinbeck] #2020

  • Title: In Dubious Battle
  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • ISBN: 9780141186023
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback

  • In Dubious Battle By John Steinbeck Both a fast paced story of social unrest and strike, and the tale of one young man s struggle for identity, IN DUBIOUS BATTLE is a novel about the apocalyptic violence that breaks out when the masses become the mob Set in California apple country, a strike by migrant workers spirals out of control, as principled defiance turns into blind fanaticism Caught in this upheavaBoth a fast paced story of social unrest and strike, and the tale of one young man s struggle for identity, IN DUBIOUS BATTLE is a novel about the apocalyptic violence that breaks out when the masses become the mob Set in California apple country, a strike by migrant workers spirals out of control, as principled defiance turns into blind fanaticism Caught in this upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who finds himself briefly becoming the leader of the strike before being crushed in its service IN DUBIOUS BATTLE explores and dramatises many of the ideas and themes key to Steinbeck s writing.
    John Steinbeck
    John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937 In all, he wrote twenty five books, including sixteen novels, six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer Most of his earlier work dealt with subjects familiar to him from his formative years An exception was his first novel Cup of Gold which concerns the pirate Henry Morgan, whose adventures had captured Steinbeck s imagination as a child.In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found a authentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California Later he used real historical conditions and events in the first half of 20th century America, which he had experienced first hand as a reporter Steinbeck often populated his stories with struggling characters his works examined the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression His later body of work reflected his wide range of interests, including marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology One of his last published works was Travels with Charley, a travelogue of a road trip he took in 1960 to rediscover America He died in 1968 in New York of a heart attack and his ashes are interred in Salinas.Seventeen of his works, including The Grapes of Wrath 1940 , Cannery Row 1945 , The Pearl 1947 , and East of Eden 1952 , went on to become Hollywood films, and Steinbeck also achieved success as a Hollywood writer, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Story in 1944 for Alfred Hitchcock s Lifeboat.

    In Dubious Battle By John Steinbeck


    John Steinbeck s 1936 novel In Dubious Battle with a title and opening quote from Milton tells the tragic story of a labor strike amongst apple growers and pickers in a fictionalized California.Considered by some to be his first major novel, Steinbeck readers will notice many themes that would later become central focuses of his writing like labor injustices, group dynamics, and man s ability for and propensity for cruelty and inhumanity These same themes would later be explored in Steinbeck s s [...]

    Jason Koivu
    At a time when the divide in this country between rich and poor is as great as it s ever been, a book like In Dubious Battle becomes quite pertinent once .It s the Great Depression and the Red Scare has the nation suspicious of anyone who might organize a strike for better wages, for something higher than the starvation level pay the bosses are handing out to hard up fieldworkers Steinbeck s In Dubious Battle follows Jim, a newcomer to the Communist Party Mac, a strike agitator takes him under h [...]

    Writing novels about the poor and dispossessed in 1930s California and in the process attracting the wrath of farmers organisations and the attention of the FBI gave John Steinbeck a reputation which has persisted to this day Many people assume that he was a communist, or at the very least a socialist This novel, along with The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men is a work which cemented Steinbeck s reputation in that regard However, the characterization of Steinbeck s politics as socialist or c [...]

    Mahdi Lotfi

    In Dubious Battle is the first of Steinbeck s three Dust Bowl novels, with Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath being the other two While all three books amply display Steinbeck s profound empathy for those who are marginalized and disenfranchised, In Dubious Battle is arguably the overtly political of the three books As the book opens, one of the main characters, Jim Nolan, joins the Communist Party For his first assignment, Nolan is sent with Mac, one of the Party s veteran labor organizer [...]

    Editor For unexpressed reasons, the author of this review has requested with utmost fervency that the reader watch this YouTube video before continuing to read and then imagine its main subject, Dr Steve Brule, reading the body of the review aloud as a monologue This was a very good book It displays all the hallmarks of Steinbeck s greatest writing wonderful dialogue and characterization, heartbreaking turns of plot, and the permeating sense of optimistic pessimism The problem that this book run [...]

    There is not a Steinbeck novel I don t like, but In Dubious Battle has stayed with me the longest This novel is also the one that Steinbeck fans often forget about Its tale of the struggles between a party organizer and the agricultural system doesn t fit well with reader s depiction of good and bad sides While Steinbeck identifies with the worker and the union organizers, he also recognizes the fact that each side manipulates and sacrifices often in a cynical way Much of the novel relates this [...]

    Il Dottor John SteinbeckQuello che lascia senza fiato la potenza e l attualit di questo romanzo che nonostante affondi le proprie radici in pieno New Deal potrebbe benissimo essere stato scritto in un epoca molto pi recente.Dopo alcune letture che mi avevano lasciata pi freddina, qui riconosco il vero Steinbeck, quello che ho iniziato ad amare con Furore e Vicolo Cannery quello che riesce a tirar fuori dai suoi personaggi tutta l umanit e tutta la rabbia che secoli di privazioni e soprusi hanno [...]

    This hasn t been my favorite Steinbeck book I read it for one of my English classes this semester, and I think the subject matter of the class Race, Ethnicity, Gender in American Lit and Film definitely influenced my perspective when reading this novel I grew annoyed with the lifelessness of the female characters in the story when they ARE presented, they re dull, one dimensional mothers or daughters or caretakers, and it s just so unoriginal Because the story takes place during the Industrial R [...]

    Desi inrudit cu Soareci si oameni prin tematica abordata, acest roman nu e la fel de puternic E, in schimb, un bun studiu al dinamicii grupurilor Merita citit.

    Having set myself a challenge of reading at least one Steinbeck book per month, I decided to tackle In Dubious Battle this month due to interest within the Ireland group to enjoy it as a Buddy Read.Published in 1936 In Dubious Battle was Steinbeck s first novel after his breakthrough Tortilla Flat However, while this breakthrough was a relatively easy going book, very much in keeping with the future classic Cannery Row , In Dubious Battle tackles serious subject matter, portraying an apple pick [...]

    Steinbeck, insanl n kapitalist sistemle ve en ok da kendisiyle etti i o bitmeyen kavgas n anlat yor Son derece k t al ma ko ullar na sadece elleriyle direnmek isteyen mevsimlik i ilerin kar s nda her grevde oldu u gibi silahlar ve iki y zl y neticiler var Fak ltedeyken s k s k duydu umuz i i grevlerini adeta ya am as na hissettiriyor Steinbeck Ve ko ullar de i se de ge en y llara ra men emek sermaye dengesizli inin asla de i medi ini g rmek ger ekten ok z c Steinbeck kalemiyle hala tan mam kitap [...]

    Sarah Anne
    No lone cries came from lone men They moved together, looked alike The roar was one voice, coming from many throats.This book had some of the most quotable moments I ve read I liked it, although I didn t really love it I felt the book was very obviously trying to make a point and so it felt heavy handed at times It was, however, a very educational look at the lives of migratory workers during the depression He covers the topic in The Grapes of Wrath but this one was from the perspective of stri [...]

    Susan Johnson
    4.5 stars Steinbeck writes another memorable novel that I had neither read or heard of before which says a lot for my ignorance of an author who writes about places in my back yard I had read Grapes of Wrath and Mice and Men in school and then never thought of him until Oprah made East of Eden a book club selection and I fell in love with Steinbeck This novel takes place in the 1930 s in the Central Valley of Calif and concerns a strike among fruit pickers for money Although the strike is about [...]

    Brent Ecenbarger
    In Dubious Battle is a great book, one that is sure to make you angry and sad while reading it Steinbeck does a great job of showing both sides of the labor battle, while making one side as good and the other as bad, but still showing both sides to be manipulative The book follows the character of Jim along, as he joins the party and eventually accompanies Mac into apple picking country to organize a strike The bulk of the book s philosophy is expunged in conversations between Jim, Mac, and Dr B [...]

    Carlos Fonseca
    Esta leitura de Batalha Incerta , cuja ac o tem lugar na Calif rnia, nos tempos da Grande Depress o, foi, de facto, uma releitura Sucede que, de vez em quando, volto a livros j lidos de que gostei o pr ximo ser , provavelmente, O Leopardo , e sucede tamb m que raramente acontece n o encontrar um ou outro pormenor ou pormaior que me tinha escapado na leitura inicial.Gostei, tantos anos depois, de voltar greve dos apanhadores de ma s, contra os grandes propriet rios dos pomares de macieiras que, d [...]

    This is the first Steinbeck I ve read I managed to avoid reading most American and British classic lit during high school and college While this isn t Steinbeck s best known work, it should rank among his best He tells the story of a labor dispute in an agricultural community in California This novel was written in the 1930 s and the Great Depression had it s hold over the US until the late 1930 s and in some places into the 1940 s Agricultural workers at the time were white men who lived on the [...]

    I realized a little way in that I had read this before It is an early Steinbeck novel and it is very good It follows Communist Party agitators in the early 30s who deeply believe in what they are doing, as flawed as it may be It reminded me of the show The Americans in the ability of people on all sides to convince themselves of their righteousness The old 1946 copy I have was my parents and it virtually fell to pieces as I read it.

    Steinbeck is in good form with this novel, covering the struggle of orchard workers against a rich farmer, giving his usual eloquent description and engrossing characters I don t hear this one being mentioned too often of Steinbeck s works, which is a shame.

    Jenny (adultishbooks)
    Read this one during bouts of sleep deprivation and red wine drowsiness so I ll have to cross reference some online summaries.I got the gist and it was beautiful and had so many Steinbeck tropes I love Not ideal for a readathon though.

    Zeynep Nur
    Bitmeyin Kavga y daha iyi anlayabilmek i in ilk i John Steinbeck in hayat n bilmek bana kal rsa nk bir i i ailesinin ocu u olarak d nyaya gelen ve okuyabilmek i in bir ok farkl i te al an Steinbeck i ilerin d nce yap s n , onlar rg tleyen k z llar , sosyalist olmayanlar n bak a s n ok g zel yans t yor Tek tarafl yaz lm bir kitap de il anlayaca n z S rf bu y n yle bu zamana kadar yaz lm bir ok kitab n n ne ge iyor Bitmeyen Kavga.Kitab okurken beni en ok etkileyen Doktor Burton ile di erlerinin ko [...]

    This is my first review on Back in PBT days circa 2004 , I used to write little snippet reviews for every book I read but since I started using GR last summer, I ve been so impressed by the high caliber of Quinten s reviews that I ve been too intimidated to write my own And lazy But I m going to start anyway.In Dubious Battle completes my run of all of the Steinbeck books at the Central Library, and certainly ends it on a high note When I first added this book as to read, I was somewhat dismayed [...]

    I did not read Steinbeck s novel about an attempt to organize migrant workers as part of My Big Fat Reading Project because it was published before 1940, the year I chose for the beginning of my project I read it now for a reading group and must say, it is a much better book than The Grapes of Wrath.All of the qualities I love best about Steinbeck are here Great complex characters, description that brings the locations and the weather and the events to life, and a thoughtful look at a big human [...]

    Don Stanton
    Timing is everything, or so it seems I read this book long ago and I feel about it the same now as I did then, except then I didn t know how how express it So Looking back I See JS asIconic American author CheckNobel Prize winner CheckFailed as a labor CheckQuasi Recluse CheckDepression era writer CheckProletariat CheckSocialist Check Communist Possiblyoutlook Big Guy Wins Little guys looses CheckLike USSR policies CheckDepressing as Hell Double CheckAlcoholic CheckDefeatist Check My conclusion [...]

    This book is a fantastic read and a aurprise as even though it continues upon many of Steinbeck s themes in 1930s America, it introduces radical trade unionism and politics All centred around California and apple picking and how the workers were low paid and downtrodden, while the owners rich and set apart from the workers Where a strike spirals out of control and how a principaled strike can rapidly spiral out of control.The book is like all Steinbeck s work well written with beautiful imagery [...]

    Ian Anderson
    In Dubious Battle is a solid book It s Steinbeck s first full length novel considering the others up to this point are like novellas What I enjoyed about this one is that Steinbeck s straightforward storytelling ability shines through He doesn t do anything fancy but his writing is effective The novel is easy to get into and each scene is crystal clear It s one of those that I imagined could be made into a film, which I found out it was in 2016 directed by James Franco It s fast paced for Stein [...]

    First off, I love the voice of the characters, it transports a reader to an era that no longer exists Told from the perspective of capitalist hating men sympathetic to red Russia , trying to fight a battle they might not be able to win I imagine this book was very unpopular at the time, maybe seen as anti American, but I don t think that s the point of the story, I think the point is that people are desperate, are apt to follow pack mentality and quick to justify violence and murder in the name [...]

    As always, I love Steinbeck s voice and style I also loved that he dropped the F bomb in this novel.It reminded me of mile Zola s Germinal , and Upton Sinclair s The Jungle both great novels about the struggles of the working class We ve gained a lot from work strikers and unions They fought many a hard battle for equality in the workforce.I feel pretty spoiled after reading this book in our current economy, so it s nice to have these novels to put things in perspective.

    Guy Portman
    In Dubious Battle is a politically engaged novel that was, at the time of its publication at the height of the 1930 s Depression, highly controversial The book follows Jim Nolan, a young man from poverty stricken circumstances, who is disillusioned with a system that he perceives as unjust, in which his father fought a losing battle for justice all his life, while his mother futilely sought salvation in a God that does not exist Joining a group of communists determined to bring about a new world [...]

    I have been a lifelong fan of author John Steinbeck, but it wasn t until I went back to the university as a mature adult that I first read IN DUBIOUS BATTLE Published in 1936, before THE GRAPES OF WRATH, it is not one of Steinbeck s better known novels, but I believe it is definitely one of his strongest As a piece of literature, IN DUBIOUS BATTLE is a multi layered story of Jim Nolan, who joins the party in farm country, California The party is not identified but assumed to be the American Comm [...]

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