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Cannery Row (1945)

by John Steinbeck

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Series: Cannery Row (1)

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Vividly depicts the colorful, sometimes disreputable, inhabitants of a run-down area in Monterey, California.
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One of my favorite books. read 4 or 5 ties over the years. An allegory, a fable, a series of vignettes, the novel tells of a place and time no longer in existence, even if it was only a partial vision of a passer-by. Clean and sharp writing described the life and environs of Cannery Row. Where life was hard but folks were honest about their dishonesty. And they who gave a damn, even though it was usually about themselves. there was a certain way folks lived, which they never called but may have felt the word honorable fit. A glimpse at the light and darkness of lives well led. ( )
  JBreedlove | Oct 29, 2023 |
Every character shines in this portrait of a community. ( )
  Florence.W | Jun 27, 2023 |
Good ( )
  k6gst | Jun 10, 2023 |
A grow up gang of misfits. Great read. ( )
  Rostie | May 10, 2023 |
Beautiful. Very subtle-gets to your subconscious.
  kevindern | Apr 27, 2023 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Steinbeck, Johnprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brugmans-Martens, L.I.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dyankov, KrastanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Farden, JerryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frank, RudolfTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shillinglaw, SusanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stahl, BenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Waechter, PhilipCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.
"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 comcomitants 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."
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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141185082, 0141045396, 024195245X

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