Fr chte des Zorns

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher:
ISBN: 3423104740
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Labor camps

Verarmte Landarbeiter finden in Oklahoma kein Auskommen mehr. Da hören sie vom gelobten Land Kalifornien und machen sich durch Hitze und Staub auf den Weg. Doch auch hier erfahren sie die Macht und Unterdrückung durch die Großgrundbesitzer. John Steinbeck hat mit diesem Buch seinen literarischen Ruhm begründet. Das Echo in Amerika war bei der Veröffentlichung gewaltig - Gegenschriften wurden verfasst, Politiker und Erzbischöfe verdammten es, der Autor wurde als Volksverhetzer und Klassenkämpfer verurteilt - und als Stimme der Unterdrückten und Ausgebeuteten gefeiert. Sein Roman, der auf ausführlichen Recherchen beruhte, wurde zur Basis von soziologischen Untersuchungen und diente als Vorlage für den gleichnamigen Film von John Ford. 1940 erhielt Steinbeck den Pulitzer-Preis, 1962 den Nobelpreis für Literatur.

John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath Analyse der deutschen bersetzung

Author: Rebekka Hahn
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638010344
Release Date: 2008-02-25
Genre: Literary Collections

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1,3, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophonie), Veranstaltung: New Eden, Paradise, The White Whale, and Marilyn Monroe: Cultural Symbols and Icons in American Literature (including German Translations), 23 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: „Glasklar und nüchtern übersetzt [...]“ (Dieckmann, DIE ZEIT. 11.05.2005.) „Und hier hilft die Übersetzung kaum weiter – man muß den Originalton kennen [...]“ (Seidl, FASZ. 02.10.2005. ) „Die Übertragung [...] ist ein Wunderwerk an Exaktheit.“ (Hanimann, FAZ. 19.10.2005.) „Mit dieser Übersetzung wäre Kawabata kaum für den Nobelpreis nominiert worden.“ (Hijiya-Kirschnereit, FAZ. 18.10.2004.) „So manches liest sich in diesem Buch übrigens wie für die deutsche Sprache geschrieben, und ein besseres Kompliment [...] kann es nicht geben. Sind Übersetzer(innen) nicht überhaupt oft genug so etwas wie engelhafte Vermittler?“ (Jung, DIE ZEIT. 11.08.2005.) In solchen und ähnlich subjektiven, unpräzisen Bewertungen erschöpft sich die heute gängigste Form der ‚Übersetzungskritik’, die man in Buchrezensionen übersetzer Werke findet. Meist handelt es sich um eine reine Zieltextkritik, die ohne Bezug auf den Ausgangstext und ohne ausreichende Kenntnis des Übersetzungsvorgangs entstanden ist. In den 1970-er Jahren bildeten sich in der Übersetzungswissenschaft erste übersetzungskritische Modelle heraus, die im Hinblick auf Bewertungskriterien und Methodik jedoch durchaus variieren (Snell-Hornby 373). Weitreichend anwendbar, umfassend und detailliert ist der Ansatz von Katharina Reiß. Auf Grundlage ihres Modells, doch unter Berücksichtigung weiterer Modelle, soll in der vorliegenden Hausarbeit die deutsche Übersetzung von John Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath analysiert werden. Der praktischen Übersetzungskritik gehen einige theoretische Überlegungen voraus. Hintergrundinformationen zu Autor und Werk sowie allgemeine Angaben zu Übersetzer und Übersetzung sollen das Umfeld der Analyse näher beleuchten und das Verständnis erleichtern. Anhand konkreter Textbeispiele werden dann Kriterien der Übersetzungskritik veranschaulicht und Ausgangs- und Zieltext miteinander verglichen. Abschließend erfolgt eine Bewertung der Übersetzung.

Understanding The Grapes of Wrath

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313305757
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Primary source materials on the Great Depression and migrant farm workers--including eyewitness testimonies of the Dust Bowl and articles on child labor and union activities--provide the historical background for "The Grapes of Wrath."

New Essays on The Grapes of Wrath

Author: David Wyatt
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521369096
Release Date: 1990-08-31
Genre: Literary Criticism

Four essays and a general introduction provide contemporary readings of The Grapes of Wrath for a general audience. Written in an accessible style, the essays cover the issues and themes of Steinbeck's politics, metaphors of movement and growth, views of women, uses of documentary, and the conversion of the novel into film. The introduction provides a history of the novel's public reception, a summary of the major phases of critical response, and a reading of the novel as an act of returning west to Steinbeck's lost California.

John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

Author: Barbara A. Heavilin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313318379
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Criticism

Examines Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath by providing an understanding of the author's life and experiences and offering a plot summary, major themes, characters, and details of other reviews.

On Reading The Grapes of Wrath

Author: Susan Shillinglaw
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698146099
Release Date: 2014-02-19
Genre: Literary Criticism

In this compelling biography of a book, Susan Shillinglaw delves into John Steinbeck's classic to explore the cultural, social, political, scientific, and creative impact of The Grapes of Wrath upon first publication, as well as its enduring legacy. First published in April 1939, Steinbeck's National Book Award-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. The story of their struggle remains eerily relevant in today's America and stands as a portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, "in the souls of the people."

Working Days

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440674525
Release Date: 1990-12-01
Genre: Literary Collections

John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion. The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged determination and inspiration, yet also of paranoia, self-doubt, and obstacles. It records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success. It is a unique and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating an essential American masterpiece.

After the Grapes of Wrath

Author: Donald V. Coers
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015033993513
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Literary Criticism

Traditionally, the critical reputation of Nobel Prize-winning American novelist John Steinbeck (1902-1968) has rested on his achievements of the 1930s, especially In Dubious Battle (1936), Of Mice and Men (1937), The Long Valley (1938), and, of course, The Grapes of Wrath (1939), one of the most powerful - and arguable on of the greatest - American novels of this century. Book reviewers and academic critics often turned antagonistic toward Steinbeck when he no longer produced work with the sweeping reach and social consciousness of The Grapes of Wrath. He was accused of selling out, or co-opting his talent, when in fact the inordinate public success of Grapes and especially its attendant notoriety had caused a backlash for Steinbeck. As a result he became self-conscious about his own ability, and suspicious of that "clumsy vehicle," the novel. The very act of researching and writing Grapes, which occupied him fully for several years and which he had already conceived as his final book on proletarian themes, changed him drastically. No longer willing to be the chronicler of Depression-era subjects, Steinbeck went afield to find new roots, new sources, new forms. For example, in the six years following the publication of Grapes, Steinbeck completed a suit of love poems; a full-length novel (bastardized by Alfred Hitchcock in his 1943 film, Lifeboat); a nonfiction scientific book, Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research (with Edward F. Ricketts); a documentary film, The Forgotten Village; a documentary book to help the war effort, Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team; a series of articles he wrote as a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune (later collected as Once There Was a War); and two novels, The Moon Is Down and Cannery Row. Steinbeck came to define himself less as a novelist and more as a man of letters, a restless experimenter with form and subject matter, and a prophetic postmodernist whose key subject for the rest of his career was the dilemma of individual choice and ethical consciousness. Thus, Steinbeck's later fiction, from The Moon Is Down (1942) through The Winter of Our Discontent (1962), and his later nonfiction, from Sea of Cortez (1941) through Travels with Charley (1962) and America and Americans (1966), often shows a different set of stylistic, thematic, and philosophical bearings from his earlier work and underscores his dramatic shift toward "individual thinking." A full appreciation of Steinbeck's mid-career metamorphosis and, consequently, of his later achievement requires a corresponding shift in critical approach - a departure from the traditional New Critical norms. Instead of marginalizing these works, all the contributors to this volume agree that Steinbeck's later publications merit - indeed, demand - closer scrutiny. Written especially for this collection in honor of Professor Tetsumaro Hayashi, the distinguished founder and editor-in-chief of the Steinbeck Quarterly, on his retirement from Ball State University and his move to Kwassui Women's College in Nagasaki, Japan, these essays explore new ways of addressing Steinbeck's later work and career, and include forays into subjects as diverse as ethnicity and music. They range from treatment of his post-structuralist use of language in Sea of Cortez and his involvement as a speech writer for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's reelection bid in 1944 to the influence of Charles Darwin's theories of sexual selection in The Wayward Bus, his revision of the myth of Cain in The Winter of Our Discontent, and his employment of Arthurian quest values in his last book, America and Americans. For this group of critics - which includes respected veteran Steinbeck scholars Robert DeMott, John Ditsky, Mimi Gladstein, Cliff Lewis, Robert Morsberger, Susan Shillinglaw, and Roy Simmonds, as well as talented new voices Debra Barker, Kevin Hearle, Michael Meyer, Brian Railsback, Eiko Shiraga, and Geralyn Strecker - The Moon is Down and The Wayward Bus loom as significant works in the post 1930s re-evaluation (two essays each appear on these works). The book also includes Donald Coers's interview with the writer's widow, Elaine Steinbeck, the first of its kind ever published. After The Grapes of Wrath opens with eminent Americanist Warren French's appreciation of Professor Hayashi's distinguished career and his influence in Steinbeck studies; a bibliography of Hayashi's major publication concludes this honorary gathering.

The Critical Response to John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

Author: Barbara A. Heavilin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313299900
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

When it was initially published in 1939, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath instantly became a bestseller. Like many phenomenally popular works, it has elicited a wide range of critical responses. Some critics have attacked Steinbeck for his alleged sentimentalism, while others have praised him for writing a great American epic. While modern critics have generally responded positively toward his novel, they have done so at a time when its place in the American literary canon is increasingly uncertain. Through reviews, previously published essays, and original material, this volume records the critical reception of The Grapes of Wrath up to the recent editions of the 1990s. The volume additionally includes a chronology, bibliography, and extensive introductory essay.