Steinbeck’s Once There Was a War Part I: England

So we launch into a new six weeks (yes, I realize this is a bit late) and a new theme, as we follow Steinbeck to Europe for his non-fiction journalism during World War II. Two prominent themes become apparent in part one of the book, “England.”

  • Superstition in the face of powerlessness/fate, and
  • The use of humor as a relief for tension and despair

Your thoughts? Comments? Questions? Snide remarks?


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