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Fante: The Road to Los Angeles (22:355:102): Find Books

Guide to accompany English 102 on the Newark Campus



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        Nietzsche and superman -- WORDS anywhere (This is a keyword search.)
        Los Angeles and Great Depression -- WORDS anywhere (This is a keyword search.)
        Immigrants and California -- WORDS anywhere (This is a keyword search.)
        Fante John -- WORDS anywhere (This is a keyword search.)
        Canneries -- WORDS anywhere (This is a keyword search.)
        American Literature -- PERIODICAL TITLE begins with

Compare with Other Works?

Here are some other books to consider for comparison and contrast:

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Set in Monterey at a later time, but concerning the same industry as a backdrop

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

About internal migration of agricultural workers to California during the Great Depression

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Another Bildungsroman (German for "novel of education" or "novel of formation") about a young artist and his struggles.  This one is set in Ireland.


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