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The Fruited PlainFables for a Postmodern Democracy$
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Alvin Kernan

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092905

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092905.001.0001

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A Long Way Up the Arroyo

A Long Way Up the Arroyo

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(p.178) Eight A Long Way Up the Arroyo
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The Fruited Plain
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Alvin Kernan

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092905.003.0008

This chapter paints a satirical picture of sex and marriage through the experiences of Earle Joad. It details Earle's relationship with his wife Drusilla, the deterioration of their marriage, his reconnection with an old flame, and their decision to run away together to Mexico.

Keywords:   Joad family, Earle Joad, marriage, sex, infidelity

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