can’t eat for that, you can’t eat for that by Jackie Chettur
Published by AND public
John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, first published in 1937 is a polemic on the exploitation of migrant workers. The story follows the Jode Family as they go in search of work and a new life California. This distilled version of the text reveals only Steinbeck’s repetitious and often visceral descriptions of the preparation and consumption of food, food which becomes scarcer and less nutritious as the story unfolds. By striping out all other themes from the book an abundance of white space has been created, an emptiness which might be read in a number of ways.