The Journals of the Grapes of Wrath
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140144574, 240pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 1990
The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportionsof 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.