Critical Linking: April 15th, 2014


The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck’s landmark novel of The Great Depression in the US, is 75 years old this week. Have you saved up enough knowledge to get through our quiz?

Take a shot at this quiz, okie.


Of course, this kind of luxury experience will set you back: the plays are $545 apiece, with a complete set weighing in at $21,335.

There are luxurious editions. Then there are head-scratchingly precious editions. And then there are these.


Dave Eggers’s latest novel will be published on June 17, just eight months after the appearance of his last, the social-media cautionary tale“The Circle.” The new book’s title is a two-sentence mouthful: “Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?”

You know you write novels fast when Joyce Carol Oates is all “Slow your roll, son!”


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