Title

A "Mighty World-Force": Wheat as Natural Corrective in Norris

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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1076-0962

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.


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