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review Cannery Row 103 Õ 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 live up the hill in the respectable area of town The flow of the main plot is freuentCannery 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 live up the hill in the respec. Cannery Row is of frogs and menThe frog pool was suare—fifty feet wide and seventy feet long and four feet deep Lush soft grass grew about its edge and a little ditch brought the water from the river to it and from it little ditches went out to the orchards There were frogs there all right thousands of them Their voices beat the night they boomed and barked and croaked and rattled They sang to the stars to the waning moon to the waving grasses They bellowed love songs and challengesOr to be precise it is of friendship and loveThe boiler looked like an old fashioned locomotive without wheels It had a big door in the center of its nose and a low fire door Gradually it became red and soft with rust and gradually the mallow weeds grew up around it and the flaking rust fed the weeds Flowering myrtle crept up its sides and the wild anise perfumed the air about it Then someone threw out a datura root and the thick fleshy tree grew up and the great white bells hung down over the boiler door and at night the flowers smelled of love and excitement an incredibly sweet and moving odorIn the age of steam sages dwell not in barrels like they used to in the time of antiuity but in boilersThe novel is strangely poetic And the poetry of streets and the poetry of ideals are capriciously intertwined

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Ce suicides corpses and the cruelty of the natural worldThe story of Cannery Row follows the adventures of Mack and the boys a group of unemployed yet resourceful men who inhabit a converted fish meal shack on the edge of a vacant lot down on the RowSweet Thursday is the seuel to Cannery R. 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 that at first judgment I would deem ignorant annoying or maybe even dangerous The kind of people with brains attuned to a totally different freuency than my own; people so different from myself that I’d probably be pretty freaking uncomfortable if I met them I’d maybe even feel threatened by them This of course is not because Mack and his motley crew are actually bad guys Sure they’re slick and they’ll take you for a ride if they can; but they almost always mean well and they are not bad people Mack and the boys aren’t enclosed by the excesses and goal driven constructs that trap most of the population They live in the moment and are free from most worries They are content and are therefore happy The Doctor – a very memorable character and a hero of sorts to the people of Cannery Row – says it best Look at them There are your true philosophers I think that Mack and the boys know everything that has ever happened in the world and possibly everything that will happen I think they survive in this particular world better than other people In a time when people tear themselves to pieces with ambition and nervousness and covetousness they are relaxed All of our so called successful men are sick men with bad stomachs and bad souls but Mack and the boys are healthy and curiously clean They can do what they want They can satisfy their appetites without calling them something else Cannery Row was written and ordered expertly with each chapter short but packing a punch And while the characters for the most part remain pretty freakin’ lovable Steinbeck true to life hits us with dark surprises throughout People seem to have memories and favorite scenes from this novel that they recall years later the dead girl Henri the “painter” the beer milkshake the ice skater to name a few My favorite and most memorable scene was a full chapter only a few pages long in which Steinbeck takes one of his brilliantly dark detours from the main narrative to tell us about a gopher – yes a gopher In a vacant lot on Cannery Row the gopher finds the perfect spot for a burrow Through strategy hard work and passion the gopher makes himself his ideal home He loads up food for his future offspring and enjoys his nice view and rich soil he is set for life But as time moves on no female appears he remains alone The gopher gives up on his perfect home and decides to move where he can find a mateand ends up choosing a spot in a nearby garden that is full of gopher trapsI started reading heavily a little over a year ago Since then I’ve had dashes of great love for humanity which have taken place often and have been piercing than those that took place before I was a hardcore bookster Oh I’m still secretly of a hater than a lover and ignorance still typically ticks me off But thanks to reading novels like this I understand and love my fellow human beings a little And if I could keep within me all the time those aforementioned dashes of pure radiating love in my heart I think I’d be perpetually happy But you know life is flighty And these moments are few and far between Then again I’ll take what I can get

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Cannery RowTable area of town The flow of the main plot is freuently interrupted by short vignettes that introduce us to various denizens of the Row most of whom are not directly connected with the central story These vignettes are often characterized by direct or indirect reference to extreme violen. 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 simple premise Mack and his friends are trying to do something nice for their friend Doc who has been good to them without asking for reward Mack hits on the idea that they should throw a thank you party and the entire community uickly becomes involved Unfortunately the party rages out of control and Doc's lab and home are ruined and so is Doc's mood In an effort to return to Doc's good graces Mack and the boys decide to throw another party but make it work this time A procession of linked vignettes describes the denizens' lives on Cannery Row These constitute subplots that unfold concurrently with the main plotتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز 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 239ص؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده 20مداستان، در شهر ساحلی «مونتری» جریان دارد؛ در محله ای با عنوان «راسته کنسرو سازان کنسرو سازی»؛ خیابانی که حاشیه هایش، پر است از ماهی هایی، که قرار است، کنسرو شوند؛ قشر پایین جامعه، و کارگرها، آنجا زندکی میکنند؛ رخدادها در سالهای جنگ جهانی دوم، روی میدهند، و نویسنده، زندگی بومی ساکنان آن منطقه را، بازگو میکند، و از پیمانهای زندگیشان مینویسد؛ این رمان از آثار پرخوانشگر «اشتاین بک» است، و همانند بیشتر کتابهای این نویسنده، در فضای کاهش تقاضا بازگو میشود، و زندگی نادارها و مشکلات آنها را بیان میکند؛ خوانشگر در این رمان با تصویری روشن از کوشش انسانها برای ادامه ی زندگی روبرو میشود؛ «راسته ی کنسرو سازان» یا «راسته ی کنسر سازی»، اثری ست، که ته مایه های طنز نیز دارد، و در آن شکستهای آدمیان در کنار شادیهای کوچک نشان داده میشود؛ در رمان بر «دوستی»، «قناعت»، «اخلاق»، «پرهیز از نگاه سطحی به انسانها»، و «حس نوستالژی» تاکید شده است؛ «راسته ی کنسرو سازی» مکانی واقعی در «کالیفرنیا» است، که در چندین شعر، و داستان از جمله در همین اثر «اشتاین بک»، به نام آنجا اشاره شده است؛ ا شربیانی