Cannery Row

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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."

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Grouped Work ID a2d88fb1-248c-290b-d992-918078e85b51
Full title cannery row
Author steinbeck john
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Farden, Jerry.
author John Steinbeck
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display_description Unburdened by the material necessities of the more fortunate, the denizens of Cannery Row discover rewards unknown in more 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.
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subject_facet Audiobooks (CD), California -- Fiction, Canneries -- Fiction, Cannery Row (Monterey, Calif.) -- Fiction, Cannery Row (Monterey, Calif.) -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Community life -- Fiction, Community life -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Love stories, Marine biologists -- Fiction, Marine biologists -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Monterey (Calif.) -- Fiction, Monterey (Calif.) -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Rogues and vagabonds -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_display Cannery Row
title_full Cannery Row, Cannery Row [classic] / John Steinbeck, Cannery Row [sound recording] / John Steinbeck
title_short Cannery Row
topic_facet Audiobooks (CD), Canneries, Classic Literature, Community life, Fiction, Marine biologists, Rogues and vagabonds