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?