Yes, I read 'The Grapes of Wrath' age 16, & most of Steinbeck's work - made a big impression on me! The film too.
Originally Posted by copake_ham
I think the point is, all the threads are there - including a wider sense of the world changing, which must have been there at that time....
I suppose I'm trying to say - eras in time aren't tied down to specific events, either. For example last year an elderly relative of mine died aged nearly 94. We all said at the time it was the 'end of an era' and it truly felt it, when you think that she was born before the First World War. Life is just not the same now. And yet someone in the future could say - what was so special about 2006 for it to be the end of an 'era'? The end of any life, reasonably long, makes you look back not only in personal terms but in a wider, social way.
Perhaps trying to pin it down too much - or analysing it too much - is a mistake.
The meaning is there, sure enough, on various levels. What a great photographer she was.
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