Thursday, October 30, 2003

Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

I like Steinbeck’s prose a lot. I also liked the few pages in which he described his drive through Wisconsin. He’s good at capturing natural speech on the page and at making simple things mean so much more. The redwoods in the Northwest also stand out, as well as his wrestling with the south and its racial baggage. To end the problem, more than the whites have to change the way they treat the blacks. The blacks also have to change the way they treat the whites. And will any of that ever really happen before the whites and blacks meld together and become something new?

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Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
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