Date:18.05.2016, 19:28 Fonda was an actor with the rare ability to exist on the screen without seeming to reach or try, and he makes it clear even in his silences how he has been pondering Preacher's conversion from religion to union politics. It is easy to forget that for many, "The Grapes of Wrath" had a happy, unwritten, fourth act. When Steinbeck published his novel in 1939, it was acclaimed as a masterpiece, won the Pulitzer Prize, was snatched up by Darryl F. Lacking homes and reasonable means of income, the migrants had no choice but to live in crowded encampments, and they often died of starvation. Angered by the plight of the migrant workers and the socioeconomic inequities that had given rise to it, Steinbeck decided to write. My parents were scarred by the Depression, it was a remembered devastation I sensed in their very tones of voice, and "The Grapes of Wrath" shows half a nation with the economic rug pulled out from under it. John Steinbeck Bibliography ml A list of works by John Steinbeck. Also includes a list of films and a list of movies for television that were made from his works. NPR : Grapes of Wrath, Present at the Creation ml A National Public Radio site that gives a behind the scenes view of the creation, research, and writing of the.