Cannery Row

Cannery Row
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 181
ISBN: 9780735254312
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Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society, Steinbeck focuses on the acceptance of life as it is—both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Drawing on his memories of friends in Monterey, California, he interweaves the stories of Lee, Doc, and Mack, the inhabitants of Cannery Row. What results is a procession of linked vignettes and a novel that is at once Steinbeck’s most humorous and poignant works, filled with human warmth, camaraderie, and love. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Cannery Row

Cannery Row
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781101659793
Available:
Release: 2002-02-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Steinbeck's tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society, dependant on one another for both physical and emotional survival Published in 1945, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is: both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Drawing on his memories of the real inhabitants of Monterey, California, including longtime friend Ed Ricketts, Steinbeck interweaves the stories of Doc, Dora, Mack and his boys, Lee Chong, and the other characters in this world where only the fittest survive, to create a novel that is at once one of his most humorous and poignant works. In her introduction, Susan Shillinglaw shows how the novel expresses, both in style and theme, much that is essentially Steinbeck: “scientific detachment, empathy toward the lonely and depressed…and, at the darkest level…the terror of isolation and nothingness.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cannery Row

Cannery Row
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0140177388
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vividly depicts the colorful, sometimes disreputable, inhabitants of a run-down area in Monterey, California

Sweet Thursday

Sweet Thursday
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781440635496
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Release: 2008-07-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Penguin Classic In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that are just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Doc, based on Steinbeck’s lifelong friend Ed Ricketts, to Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by Robert DeMott. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Beyond Cannery Row

Beyond Cannery Row
Author: Carol Lynn McKibben
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780252091902
Available:
Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presenting a nuanced story of women, migration, community, industry, and civic life at the turn of the twentieth century, Carol Lynn McKibben's Beyond Cannery Row analyzes the processes of migration and settlement of Sicilian fishers from three villages in Western Sicily to Monterey, California--and sometimes back again. McKibben's analysis of gender and gender roles shows that it was the women in this community who had the insight, the power, and the purpose to respond and even prosper amid changing economic conditions. Vividly evoking the immigrants' everyday experiences through first-person accounts and detailed description, McKibben demonstrates that the cannery work done by Sicilian immigrant women was crucial in terms of the identity formation and community development. These changes allowed their families to survive the challenges of political conflicts over citizenship in World War II and intermarriage with outsiders throughout the migration experience. The women formed voluntary associations and celebrated festas that effectively linked them with each other and with their home villages in Sicily. Continuous migration created a strong sense of transnationalism among Sicilians in Monterey, which has enabled them to continue as a viable ethnic community today.

Beyond Cannery Row

Beyond Cannery Row
Author: Carol Lynn McKibben
Pages: 159
ISBN: 9780252030581
Available:
Release: 2006-01
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presenting a nuanced story of women, migration, community, industry, and civic life at the turn of the twentieth century, Carol Lynn McKibben's Beyond Cannery Row analyzes the processes of migration and settlement of Sicilian fishers from three villages in Western Sicily to Monterey, California--and sometimes back again. McKibben's analysis of gender and gender roles shows that it was the women in this community who had the insight, the power, and the purpose to respond and even prosper amid changing economic conditions. Vividly evoking the immigrants' everyday experiences through first-person accounts and detailed description, McKibben demonstrates that the cannery work done by Sicilian immigrant women was crucial in terms of the identity formation and community development. These changes allowed their families to survive the challenges of political conflicts over citizenship in World War II and intermarriage with outsiders throughout the migration experience. The women formed voluntary associations and celebrated festas that effectively linked them with each other and with their home villages in Sicily. Continuous migration created a strong sense of transnationalism among Sicilians in Monterey, which has enabled them to continue as a viable ethnic community today.

The Cannery Row Murders

The Cannery Row Murders
Author: Sharon Rowse
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781988037066
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Three Cedars Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When human bones are found in a vat of lye on Steveston’s notorious Cannery Row, John Granville is determined to find out why. In a time of frontier brawls and broken dreams, the fishing industry is vital to the survival of the young province and the people who live there. Tensions from a recent fishing strike abound, and Cannery Row is a tinderbox. Can Granville—with a little help from his fiancée, Emily Turner—identify the victim and find the killer in time to prevent all-out war? The Cannery Row Murders is a sharp-witted and engaging historical mystery, with strong characters set in a unique time and place. This is the fifth book in the John Granville and Emily Turner series. These books can be read in any order.

Steveston Cannery Row

Steveston Cannery Row
Author: Mitsuo Yesaki,Harold Steves,Kathy Steves
Pages: 140
ISBN: 0968380719
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Release: 2005
Editor: Mitsuo Yesaki
Language: en

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Black Marigolds

Black Marigolds
Author: E. Powys Mathers
Pages: 21
ISBN: 9781465578907
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Release: 1919
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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Cannery Row

Cannery Row
Author: Michael Kenneth Hemp
Pages: 128
ISBN: STANFORD:36105113604750
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

15 point "firm cover" (Library Binding) perfect bound, UV soft cover; silver foil titles and spine titles; 178 archival digitally restored photos; stochastic ("random dot") imaging and printing. Fully indexed; detailed historic map guide with index. SRP $19.95 (not included in bar code).

Steinbeck in Vietnam

Steinbeck in Vietnam
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780813932705
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Release: 2012-03-29
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although his career continued for almost three decades after the 1939 publication of The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck is still most closely associated with his Depression-era works of social struggle. But from Pearl Harbor on, he often wrote passionate accounts of America’s wars based on his own firsthand experience. Vietnam was no exception. Thomas E. Barden’s Steinbeck in Vietnam offers for the first time a complete collection of the dispatches Steinbeck wrote as a war correspondent for Newsday. Rejected by the military because of his reputation as a subversive, and reticent to document the war officially for the Johnson administration, Steinbeck saw in Newsday a unique opportunity to put his skills to use. Between December 1966 and May 1967, the sixty-four-year-old Steinbeck toured the major combat areas of South Vietnam and traveled to the north of Thailand and into Laos, documenting his experiences in a series of columns titled Letters to Alicia, in reference to Newsday publisher Harry F. Guggenheim’s deceased wife. His columns were controversial, coming at a time when opposition to the conflict was growing and even ardent supporters were beginning to question its course. As he dared to go into the field, rode in helicopter gunships, and even fired artillery pieces, many detractors called him a warmonger and worse. Readers today might be surprised that the celebrated author would risk his literary reputation to document such a divisive war, particularly at the end of his career. Drawing on four primary-source archives—the Steinbeck collection at Princeton, the Papers of Harry F. Guggenheim at the Library of Congress, the Pierpont Morgan Library’s Steinbeck holdings, and the archives of Newsday—Barden’s collection brings together the last published writings of this American author of enduring national and international stature. In addition to offering a definitive edition of these essays, Barden includes extensive notes as well as an introduction that provides background on the essays themselves, the military situation, the social context of the 1960s, and Steinbeck’s personal and political attitudes at the time.

History of Steinbeck s Cannery Row

History of Steinbeck s Cannery Row
Author: Tom Mangelsdorf
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0934136351
Available:
Release: 1990-11-01
Editor: Western Tanager Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This insightful chronicle of Monterey's Cannery Row delves into the rich history of this fabled waterfront, combining both the development of the sardine industry and the lives of Steinbeck and marine biologist Ed Ricketts. Rare historical photographs and a final chapter on the building of the aquarium are included.

Real Life on Cannery Row

Real Life on Cannery Row
Author: A. L. Lundy
Pages: 159
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131631777
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A timeless tour through John Steinbeck's world, REAL LIFE ON CANNERY ROW highlights the unique individuals and memorable moments that influenced Steinbeck's iconic novel. Characters from the novel are brought to life, showcasing true stories behind ficti

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay
Author: Lindsay Hatton
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780698407503
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Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful debut set around the creation of the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium--and the last days of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row In 1940, fifteen year-old Margot Fiske arrives on the shores of Monterey Bay with her eccentric entrepreneur father. Margot has been her father's apprentice all over the world, until an accident in Monterey's tide pools drives them apart and plunges her head-first into the mayhem of John Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Steinbeck is hiding out from his burgeoning fame at the raucous lab of Ed Ricketts, the biologist known as Doc in Cannery Row. Ricketts, a charismatic bohemian, quickly becomes the object of Margot's fascination. Despite Steinbeck's protests and her father's misgivings, she wrangles a job as Ricketts's sketch artist and begins drawing the strange and wonderful sea creatures he pulls from the waters of the bay. Unbeknownst to Margot, her father is also working with Ricketts. He is soliciting the biologist's advice on his most ambitious and controversial project to date: the transformation of the Row's largest cannery into an aquarium. When Margot begins an affair with Ricketts, she sets in motion a chain of events that will affect not just the two of them, but the future of Monterey as well. Alternating between past and present, Monterey Bay explores histories both imagined and actual to create an unforgettable portrait of an exceptional woman, a world-famous aquarium, and the beloved town they both call home.

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck
Author: Jeffrey D. Schultz,Luchen Li
Pages: 417
ISBN: 9781438108506
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Release: 2005
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrates the American writer who in his works confronted and explored the social fabric of the United States in the early 20th century. More than 500 entries include synopses of his novels, short stories, and nonfiction; descriptions of his characters, details about family, friends, and associates.

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0140042407
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Release: 1986
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Danny, a mule skinner during the First World War, returns to Tortilla Flat to enjoy the carefree and amoral life of the paisano

Een blik in Cannery Row

Een blik in Cannery Row
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 191
ISBN: 9021493349
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Release: 1948
Editor: Unknown
Language: nl

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A Study Guide for John Steinbeck s Cannery Row

A Study Guide for John Steinbeck s  Cannery Row
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410320360
Available:
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A study guide for John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Politics of Public Memory

The Politics of Public Memory
Author: Martha K. Norkunas
Pages: 123
ISBN: 0791414841
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Release: 1993-07-01
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines American public culture and the means by which communities in the U.S. reconstruct the past and reinterpret the present in the development of tourism. Norkunas shows how public culture is not confined to just museums or monuments, but can be constructed on many different levels and in different settings, such as community ethnicity, natural setting (environment), literary landscape, and history. In her case study of Monterey, the author explores the particular ideologies that prompt the community to represent itself in tourism, and that also act to legitimate the current social structure.

John Steinbeck s Cannery Row

John Steinbeck s Cannery Row
Author: Jackson J. Benson
Pages: 16
ISBN: OCLC:84710457
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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