Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Monstrosity Gazette: A Weekly Smattering of All Things Literary...

"The closest we will ever come to an orderly universe is a good library."

—Ashleigh Brilliant

Today in Literary History:

On this day in 1939, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath was published. Although Steinbeck believed that he had succeeded in his "very grave attempt to do a first-rate piece of work," he was so convinced that his "revolutionary" book would be unpopular and unread that he tried to dissuade his publisher from having a large first printing.
For more literary history, please visit Today in Literature.

Literary Pic of the Week:

Book on my Radar:

Burning Bright: Stories
by Ron Rash
Ecco (March 2010)
224 pages

Summary in a Sentence:

A collection of short fiction from Southern writer Ron Rash that depict characters living in Appalachia from the time of the American Civil War to the early twenty-first century.

Read the Reviews: Between the Covers | The Dusty Hum


Zibilee said...

I just finished my first read by Steinbeck and can't wait to dig further into his work. The Grapes of Wrath is the next on my list. I love the picture of the little grapes fighting!!

Lisa said...

Loved Ron Rash's "Serena" so I can't wait to hear what you think of the short stories.

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