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A "Mighty World-Force": Wheat as Natural Corrective in Norris
ISLE-Ineterdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
  • Kathryn Cornell Dolan, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract
This article explores the questions of force or power of worldly traction in Frank Norris's novels "The Octopus" and "The Pit." It argues that Norris uses the agricultural staple crop, wheat, as a force of nature acting against human forces such as capitalism. It discusses the link between Norris's own biography and the histories of both wheat and U.S. imperialism.
Department(s)
English and Technical Communication
Electronic OCLC #
259735452
Print OCLC #
768168583
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2012 Oxford University Press, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Citation Information
Kathryn Cornell Dolan. "A "Mighty World-Force": Wheat as Natural Corrective in Norris" ISLE-Ineterdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment Iss. 2 (2012) p. 295 - 316 ISSN: 1076-0962
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kathryn-dolan/9/