Cannery Row

Cannery Row It all begins with a letter Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps a new series of twenty six collectible and hardcover editions each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the

  • Title: Cannery Row
  • Author: John Steinbeck Jessica Hische
  • ISBN: 9780143125211
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It all begins with a letter Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world ofIt all begins with a letter Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany Co to Wes Anderson s recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin s own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische s hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an A for Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice, a B for Charlotte Br nte s Jane Eyre, and a C for Willa Cather s My ntonia It continues with perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves.S is for Steinbeck Unburdened by the material necessities of the fortunate, the denizens of Cannery Row discover rewards unknown in traditional society Henry the painter sorts through junk lots for pieces of wood to incorporate into the boat he is building, while the girls from Dora Flood s bordello venture out now and then to enjoy a bit of sunshine Lee Chong stocks his grocery with almost anything a man could want, and Doc, a young marine biologist who ministers to sick puppies and unhappy souls, unexpectedly finds true love Cannery Row is just a few blocks long, but the story it harbors is suffused with warmth, understanding, and a great fund of human values First published in 1945, and drawn from Steinbeck s memories of real inhabitants of Monterey, California, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is both the loneliness of the individual and the exuberance of community.

    Cannery Row Official Site for Lodging, Dining and Shopping With its picturesque charm and colorful history, Cannery Row captivates visitors from all over the world The unique appeal of this fabled street is what makes Cannery Row the most popular vacation destination on California s Central Coast. Cannery Row novel Cannery Row Monterey, California in the s Cannery Row the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located is inhabited primarily by the down and out, although many would not move away even if they could. Cannery Row Penguin Modern Classics Mr 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 jumble of adventure and mischief. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck Cannery Row is a book without much of a plot Rather, it is an attempt to capture the feeling and people of a place, the cannery district of Monterey, California, which is populated by a mix of those down on their luck and those who choose for other reasons not to Cannery Row Monterey TripAdvisor We really enjoyed Cannery Row There were a large variety of shops and restaurants We visited on a Saturday so it was a little crowded but still enjoyable to walk around and check out all the stores A little pricey of course because it s a

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    1. John Steinbeck Jessica Hische

      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 Literature.Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer Most of his earlier work dealt with subjects familiar to him from his formative years An exception was his first novel Cup of Gold which concerns the pirate Henry Morgan, whose adventures had captured Steinbeck s imagination as a child.In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found a authentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California Later he used real historical conditions and events in the first half of 20th century America, which he had experienced first hand as a reporter Steinbeck often populated his stories with struggling characters his works examined the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression His later body of work reflected his wide range of interests, including marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology One of his last published works was Travels with Charley, a travelogue of a road trip he took in 1960 to rediscover America He died in 1968 in New York of a heart attack and his ashes are interred in Salinas.Seventeen of his works, including The Grapes of Wrath 1940 , Cannery Row 1945 , The Pearl 1947 , and East of Eden 1952 , went on to become Hollywood films, and Steinbeck also achieved success as a Hollywood writer, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Story in 1944 for Alfred Hitchcock s Lifeboat.

    887 thoughts on “Cannery Row”

    1. 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 quietly 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 kn [...]


    2. 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 Aquarium. As a lover of all things marine biology I was captivated by the flora and fauna of the aquarium for an entire day. Before there was an aquarium near Monterey's beach front, the city was home to a few block stretch of fish and fruit canneries so eloquently portrayed in Steinbeck's Cannery Row, the author's homage to depression era Monterey [...]


    3. 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 [...]


    4. “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 wonders, of excitement. He was concupiscent as a rabbit and gentle as hell. Everyone who knew him was indebted to him. And everyone who thought of him thought next, 'I really must do something nice for Doc.’” Cannery Row Doc is one of those fictional characters th [...]


    5. 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 more 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 world! As there are countless wonderful real reviews of this classic already, but I feel I have to add my enthusi [...]


    6. 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 ago.But oh did I appreciate it this go-round. Steinbeck got me to like the kind of people that, at first judgment, I would deem ignorant, annoying, or ma [...]


    7. 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 squalor. 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 couch [...]


    8. I owe Mr. Steinbeck an apology. I am so shamed that I cannot even use the familiar 'John'. I have taken this beautiful story and mucked it up. I read about Lee Chong during a middle school basketball game, I learned of Dora Flood while riding the shuttle bus to work. I grew to love/hate Mack during a cheerleading competition filthy with Rihanna songs. I fell in love with Doc and Frankie and Darling while watching a traumatic brain injured patient freak out about his meds. I am not worthy. This s [...]


    9. John Steinbeck's Nostalgia: Cannery RowIt won no Pulitzer Prize. It does not figure into the reason John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for literature. Yet, I love this book. Cannery Row evokes a place that no longer exists, covering a period roughly that of the Great Depression in Monterey, California.Steinbeck drew on his friendship with Ed Ricketts, a marine biologist , as his central character "Doc" for his novel. They had been friends since the early 1930s. Ricketts taught Steinbeck marine b [...]


    10. Steinbeck wrote one book about the Arthurian legends. However, he wrote a few books using the Arthurian legend model and Cannery Row is one of them. Here we have a marvelously fun tale, almost a tall-tale, about the bums, prostitutes and common folk living on the California coast south of the San Francisco bay area in and about Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea during the Great Depression. Mischievous scamps get up to no good and little comes of it. All of this is inconsequential and yet intrinsic [...]


    11. Funny and wonderfully written. Steinbeck captures the spiritedness of his characters so well. And he describes the landscape beautifully. I'm glad I finally got around to reading this one!


    12. "It has always seemed strange to me,” said Doc. “The things we admire in men — kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding, and feeling — are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest — sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism, and self-interest — are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second."Cannery Row is a real place. What John Steinbeck describes as "a poem, a st [...]


    13. I'm just really enjoying going back and reading the Steinbeck I missed, now that I realize what a beautiful writer he is. I ended up reading this because I read Monterey Bay from the Tournament of Books longlist, where the author took Steinbeck's research, characters, place and time and wrote her own novel. It made me want to read the original, which I wasn't even sure was a novel at first. One of the characters is based on Ed Ricketts, who Steinbeck writes about taking a journey with in The Log [...]


    14. Cannery Row (Cannery Row #1), John Steinbeckتاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیستم ماه فوریه سال 1977 میلادیعنوان: راسته کنسرو سازان (راسته کنسرو سازی)؛ نویسنده: جان اشتاین (استاین) بک؛ مترجم: سیروس طاهباز؛ تهران، کتابخانه ایرانمهر، فرانکلین، 1344؛ در 239 ص؛ داستان در شهر ساحلی مونتری جریان دارد؛ در محله ای با عنو [...]


    15. 20 pages in i immediately noticed the sherwood anderson influence and shot off an email to my friend xxx, urging him to read it on the flight to nyc. his girlfriend of many years just left him and i figured cannery row might inspire. his response was um deranged? check it:"brian - had a hell of a day. almost got shot down on San Julien this afternoon. Bullet smoke so close I could taste it. Almost got arrested breaking up a Guatemalan knife fight, too. got robbed $40, too. But I bought some crac [...]


    16. This:Doc was collecting marine animals in the Great Tide Pool on the tip of the Peninsula. It is a fabulous place: when the tide is in, a wave-churned basin, creamy with foam, whipped by the combers that roll in from the whistling buoy on the reef. But when the tide goes out the little water world becomes quiet and lovely. The sea is very clear and the bottom becomes fantastic with hurrying, fighting, feeding, breeding animals.And as if Manifest Destiny has pushed the dreamers of America West, W [...]


    17. This is the first Steinbeck that I've attempted to read as an adult. We had some brief flirtations during my teen years but never really hooked up. I think it was probably a wise choice. Now we've found each other as adults and can really appreciate each other's complexities and I can tell that I'll likely be making sweet love to Johnny S. for years to come.Cannery Row is a really brief read that features some of the most concise yet descriptive writing I've ever come across. Set in a small stre [...]


    18. This book was very different from what I thought it would be. I envisioned mostly reading about the work in the canneries (it's mentioned but not a focus) and I thought it would be depressing (until I read a friend's review, which is, sadly, no longer on this site). Instead, it's a deceptively simple story (in terms of language) that evokes a range of emotions, humor and sadness all mixed up together, but it's never depressing.At first I was reminded of Winesburg, Ohio in that its focus is on on [...]


    19. Cannery Row was a pleasant little book based in Monterey, California, my absolute favorite spot in the United States. The book has a single loose plot, focused on a group of central characters residing there, but several chapters divert to unrelated stories or sidenotes. This is something that would typically irritate me and impact my rating of the book but Steinbeck did well with it in Cannery Row. The loose plot focuses on the group of characters, who are all, in one way or another, trying to [...]


    20. This book finds me in my making. It gives a color to it which isn't bright or striking, but pale, and subtle, and earthly. It has something of the universe in it. The concomitant pattern is so satisfactory to look at that it swells my heart and waters my eyes.Steinbeck is The Man.


    21. I think it's now safe to say that Steinbeck is my favorite American author of all times. In Cannery Row he captures a moment in time in the most vivid colors and imprints it on the only unperishable and eternal medium: paper. They say that every place, be it a town or a city, however small or big, has a distinct aura. A soul of some sort. And it's the people that live there that give shape to this soul and define its quality. To me Cannery Row, California was like the reflection of a part of me. [...]


    22. East of Eden is to Cannery Row as The Godfather is to Slacker. This sketch book wrapped up as a novel was the perfect complement to John Steinbeck's multigenerational family epic and reminded me of a scrappy independent movie that takes place on a few blocks of a town off the beaten path. No one character or relationship stands out. It's the sense of place that pervades. Set in the mid-1940s at roughly the same time the novel was published, Cannery Row defies a time stamp. I got the impression t [...]


    23. Steinbeck's prose is so pleasant and calming. It has almost a tranquilizing effect. I feel as if I can liken it to a harmonic and well-played game of chess. Things just flow very naturally from the start, you calculate everything correctly, everything clicks and works, and before you know it, it's over -- and if it is a good game, you look back at it and think, "well, that was nice!" I get much of the same feelings reading Steinbeck, and especially in this work. The complex interrelations betwee [...]


    24. <<Συμβαίνει κάτι πολύ περίεργο>>,συνέχισε ο δοκτορας. <<οι αρετές που θαυμάζουμε, η καλοσύνη, η γενναιοδωρία, η ανοιχτή καρδιά, η τιμιότητα, η κατανόηση, τα καλά αισθήματα, όλα αυτά συντείνουν στο να αποτύχει ένας άνθρωπος μέσα στην κοινωνία. Και το αντίθετο, αυτά που [...]


    25. A tale or tales of nothingness, that imparts an unintentional smile into your lips, and transports us into a sweet, soporific reflective mood. The book has made an indelible impression in my mind as he, Steinbeck, had built a mansion of beauty and intelligence out of nothing, like a magician. As Steinbeck says, "the stories crawl in themselves as you open the book".



    26. My fourth time to read a John Steinbeck's book. His The Grapes of Wrath (4 stars), read many of years ago, was an unforgettable experience. It shocked me as it made me realized that Americans also had their shares of misfortunes. Prior to that, I used to think that America was all about milk and honey. Reading is really a worthwhile hobby. It does not only entertain us but, more importantly, it also informs us of the things that we thought do not have any relevance to us so we don't take any eff [...]


    27. This wasn't just a character study of a person or persons, but a in-depth look at an entire community. And it was brilliant.I haven't read John Steinbeck since high school when I read Of Mice and Men. I am sorely disappointed in myself for not reading his other novels sooner. Cannery Row is dripping in wit and wisdom; you'll be laughing one moment and then seriously pondering a certain passage the next. Lighthearted and then gritty, warm and then dark, it's a portrait of a certain kind of post w [...]


    28. Without a doubt one of the best novels I've ever read, plot is almost no existent, the enjoyment of wonderful characters, weaving through each others lives. I liked it even more then Of Mice and Men which I also loved. I'm going to read a lot more Steinbeck this year.


    29. One of Steinbeck’s best, but too short! Again Steinbeck draws a picture of a time and place that will remain a vivid portrait. This time it is a derelict area in Monterey, California. Probably the 1920s, although it is not said. There are T-Fords, it is on this I am guessing. Steinbeck was from Salinas, California, so he is writing about what he knows best: a cannery, the sea, its smells pungent, acrid and salt, the octopi and starfish and rattlesnakes and the rats, the sound of the surf, the [...]


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