Upton Sinclair, Soon to Appear in a Spring Break Video

The San Francisco Bay Guardian takes a long look at Professor Lauren Coodley‘s almost single-handed Upton Sinclair boosterism. She’s prepared a new anthology, The Land of Orange Grove and Jails, of Sinclair’s writings for Heyday Books. What’s interesting is that Coodley discovered Sinclair almost completely by accident, while substituting for a political science class. And apparently, the Huntington Museum turned down a collection of Sinclair’s papers.

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  1. Word has it that Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film will be an adaptation of Sinclair’s novel “Oil!”, starring Daniel Day-Lewis:

    http://www.ptanderson.com/latestnews/main.htm

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