By John Steinbeck
Either a fast moving tale of social unrest and strike, and the story of 1 younger man's fight for id, IN doubtful conflict is a singular concerning the apocalyptic violence that breaks out while the hundreds turn into the mob. Set in California apple nation, a strike by means of migrant employees spirals uncontrolled, as principled defiance becomes blind fanaticism. stuck during this upheaval is Jim Nolan, a as soon as aimless guy who reveals himself in brief changing into the chief of the strike sooner than being beaten in its carrier. IN doubtful conflict explores and dramatises the various rules and topics key to Steinbeck's writing.
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Early in the 1940s, Steinbeck became a filmmaker with The Forgotten Village (1941) and a serious student of marine biology with Sea of Cortez (1941). He devoted his services to the war, writing Bombs Away (1942) and the controversial play-novelette The Moon is Down (1942). Cannery Row (1945), The Wayward Bus (1947), The Pearl (1947), A Russian Journal (1948), another experimental drama, Burning Bright (1950), and The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951) preceded publication of the monumental East of Eden (1952), an ambitious saga of the Salinas Valley and his own family’s history.
Jim said fiercely, “I worked in Tulman’s Department Store. Head of the wrapping department. I was out to a picture show one night, and coming home I saw a crowd in Lincoln Square. I stopped to see what it was all about. There was a guy in the middle of the park talking. I climbed up on the pedestal of that statue of Senator Morgan so I could see better. And then I heard the sirens. I was watching the riot squad come in from the other side. Well, a squad came up from behind, too. Cop slugged me from behind, right in the back of the neck.
Suddenly the man stood up and pushed his right hand across. “I’m Harry Nilson. ” Jim shook hands. ” The nervous voice was soft, but made soft by an effort. Jim pulled the extra chair close and sat down by the desk. Harry opened a desk drawer, took out an open can of milk, the holes plugged with matches, a cup of sugar and two thick mugs. ” “Sure,” said Jim. Nilson poured the black coffee into the mugs. He said, “Now here’s the way we work on applications, Jim. Your card went in to the membership committee.