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Cannery Row

In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits – gamblers whores drunks bums and artists – survive side by side in a jumb. Man I love Steinbeck I love the simplicity of his characters and the humdrum feeling their lives evoke I love the indigence of his settings and the candidness with which these characters accept their conditions I love how uietly he frames his stories with comments on fatalism while still revealing to us the potential for happiness that pushes at its surface trying to elbow its way out At its core the Steinbeck novel want us to figure out how to embrace the cards life has dealt us It knows that the sooner we do the sooner that happiness can become ours for the taking It might be a fatalistic coin we re being asked to pocket but it s a coin on which has been embossed a seal of optimismBut he certainly doesn t make it very easy The characters in his books are so far down the

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Le of adventure and mischief Doc who owns the laboratory is the fount of all generosity and wisdom Everybody wants to do something nice for Doc the. Why does Steinbeck s narrative voice entice me so I ve been asking myself over the past few days In my second reading of this novella which has become a favorite of mine I realized that it s his unshakeable belief in mankind Steinbeck reinvents the concept of family and expands its boundaries with his blatant love for humanity Nobody is homeless in Cannery Row not even imps or prostitutes destitute painters or big hearted biologists mentally impaired kids or immigrant shopkeepers Even mongrels and frogs are treated with decorum in this picturesue portrait of comradeship in Monterrey CaliforniaInterweaving a wide array of anecdotes with symbolic connotations Steinbeck paints decent lives for the dispossessed that endure the sentence of social marginalization Unexpected dignity c

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Trouble is he always ends up paying Packed with invention and joie de vivre Cannery Row is Steinbeck's high spirited tribute to his native Californi. how do i review cannery row like all the steinbeck i have read except the dead pony of which i remember very little except not being too keen on it it is saturated with these wonderful marginalized characters who are desperate and hopeless and yearning but they are surviving and there is so much beauty in the sualor it reminds me in my feeling parts of suttree which is one of my all time favorite books this book is full of such well meaning ineptitude and many very serious things couched in an effortless prose that comes across as almost humorous or rather amused i m not sure how to articulate all that i am feeling for steinbeck right now this one will never be my favorite but its been so long since i read him i am remembering why i always list him when rattling off favorite a

  • Paperback
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  • Cannery Row
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 10 July 2017
  • 9780141045399

About the Author: John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men published in 1937 In all he wrote twenty five books including sixteen novels six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for LiteratureSteinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley



10 thoughts on “Cannery Row

  1. says:

    Man I love Steinbeck I love the simplicity of his characters and the humdrum feeling their lives evoke I love the indigence of his settings an

  2. says:

    “Doc would listen to any kind of nonsense and turn it into wisdom His mind had no horizon and his sympathy had no warp He could talk to children telling them very profound things so that they understood He lived in a world of wonde

  3. says:

    Cannery Row is of frogs and menThe frog pool was suare—fifty feet wide and seventy feet long and four feet de

  4. says:

    One of my favorite childhood memories was my family vacation to California the year I turned nine On that trip one of our stops was the Monterey Bay Auarium As a lover of all things marine biology I was captivated by the flora and fauna of the auarium for an entire day Before there was an auarium near Monterey's beach front the city was home to a few block stretch of fish and fruit canneries so elouently portrayed in Steinbeck's

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    Cannery Row Cannery Row #1 John SteinbeckCannery Row is a novel by American author John Steinbeck published in 1945 It is set during the Great Depression in Monterey California on a street lined with sardine canneries that is known as Cannery Row The story revolves around the people living there Lee Chong the local grocer; Doc a marine biologist; and Mack the leader of a group of derelicts Cannery Row has a si

  6. says:

    Why does Steinbeck's narrative voice entice me so I've been asking myself over the past few days In my second reading of this novella which has become a favorite of mine I realized that it's his unshakeable belief in mankind Steinbeck

  7. says:

    When it rains and rains and rains I drink my morning coffee and think of sunny California Of Steinbeck of course Not that the world is perfect in his imagination than in my reality Far from it But it is dusty and dry and that seems like a welcome change sometimes His characters would of course drink their coffee stare at the dust and hope for rain and mud Such is the worldAs there are countless wonderful real reviews of this cla

  8. says:

    how do i review cannery row? like all the steinbeck i have read except the dead pony of which i remember very little except not being

  9. says:

    I first read this many years ago Riddled with ADD frozen by nervousness and thrown off by wack ass hormones I had trouble reading anything at the time and this was no exception A parable of my formerly wasted time on earth I read it and got nothing out of it Hell I didn’t even remember I had read it until I started it again 10 days agoBut oh did I appreciate it this go round Steinbeck got me to like the kind of people

  10. says:

    Cannery Row is my 5th novel by John Steinbeck and while I enjoyed the read it isn't a standout novel for me like East of Eden or Of Mice and Men and I think this is down to the way in which the book is written as it lacks a plot and reads like a character study as we get a snapshot of the characters daily live

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