BC11 -WBCA Book Club: Mad at the World

Mar 21, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM


In person, On-Site

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MJ LaVigne will lead the discussion about this biography of John Steinbeck. Pulitzer Prize finalist William Souder explores Steinbeck’s long apprenticeship as a writer struggling through the depths of the Great Depression, and his rise to greatness with masterpieces such as The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath. Angered by the plight of the Dust Bowl migrants who were starving even as they toiled to harvest California’s limitless bounty, fascinated by the guileless decency of the downtrodden denizens of Cannery Row, and appalled by the country’s refusal to recognize the humanity common to all of its citizens, Steinbeck took a stand against social injustice―paradoxically given his inherent misanthropy―setting him apart from the writers of the so-called “lost generation.”

Method of Instruction: In-person, On-site

Date/Time: Monday, March 21, 7:00-8:00 PM

Tuition: FREE with registration Age/Level: Adults, All Levels