Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ten of the best pieces of fruit in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best pieces of fruit in literature.

One title on the list:
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

No accident that there are fruit in the very title of Steinbeck's chronicle of depression America. The Okies flee the dustbowl for California, where they hope for work picking fruit. There they can only survive by eating the fruit, and make themselves sick. The land of plenty gives you gut rot.
Read about the other nine pieces of fruit on Mullan's list.

Also see Adam Leith Gollner's top 10 fruit scenes in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue