Steveston Cannery Row

Steveston Cannery Row
Author: Mitsuo Yesaki,Harold Steves,Kathy Steves
Publsiher: Mitsuo Yesaki
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780968380710
Category: Cannery Row (Steveston, B.C.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cannery Row

Cannery Row
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002-02-05
ISBN: 1101659793
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannery Row Book Excerpt:

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.

Beyond Cannery Row

Beyond Cannery Row
Author: Carol Lynn McKibben
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 0252091906
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Cannery Row Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Three Cedars Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1988037069
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cannery Row Murders Book Excerpt:

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.

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck
Author: Jeffrey D. Schultz,Luchen Li
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1438108508
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Companion to John Steinbeck Book Excerpt:

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.

The Politics of Public Memory

The Politics of Public Memory
Author: Martha K. Norkunas
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 123
Release: 1993-07-01
ISBN: 9780791414842
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Public Memory Book Excerpt:

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.

A History of Steinbeck s Cannery Row

A History of Steinbeck s Cannery Row
Author: Tom Mangelsdorf
Publsiher: Western Tanager
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cannery Row (Monterey, Calif.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Citizen Steinbeck

Citizen Steinbeck
Author: Robert McParland
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-09-29
ISBN: 144226831X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizen Steinbeck Book Excerpt:

John Steinbeck is one of the most popular and important writers in American literature. Novels such as The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and East of Eden and the journal Travels with Charley convey the core of Steinbeck’s work—fiction that is reflective and compassionate. The Nobel prize winner cared deeply about people, and his writing captured the spirit, determination, and willingness of individuals to fight for their rights and the rights of others. His art of caring is critical for today’s readers and as a touchstone for our collective future. In Citizen Steinbeck: Giving Voice to the People, Robert McParland explains how the author’s work helps readers engage in moral reflection and develop empathy. McParland also looks at the ways educators around the world have used Steinbeck’s writings—both fiction and nonfiction—to impart ideals of compassion and social justice. These ideals are weaved into all of Steinbeck’s work, including his journalism and theatrical productions. Drawing on these texts—as well as interviews with secondary-level teachers—this book shows how Steinbeck’s work prompts readers to think critically and contextually about our values. Demonstrating the power a single author can have on generations of individuals around the world, Citizen Steinbeck enables readers to make sense of both the past and the present through the prism of this literary icon’s inspirational work.

Shaping the Shoreline

Shaping the Shoreline
Author: Connie Y. Chiang
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-11-17
ISBN: 0295989777
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaping the Shoreline Book Excerpt:

The Monterey coast, home to an acclaimed aquarium and the setting for John Steinbeck's classic novel Cannery Row, was also the stage for a historical junction of industry and tourism. Shaping the Shoreline looks at the ways in which Monterey has formed, and been formed by, the tension between labor and leisure. Connie Y. Chiang examines Monterey's development from a seaside resort into a working-class fishing town and, finally, into a tourist attraction again. Through the subjects of work, recreation, and environment -- the intersections of which are applicable to communities across the United States and abroad -- she documents the struggles and contests over this magnificent coastal region. By tracing Monterey's shift from what was once the literal Cannery Row to an iconic hub that now houses an aquarium in which nature is replicated to attract tourists, the interactions of people with nature continues to change. Drawing on histories of immigration, unionization, and the impact of national and international events, Chiang explores the reciprocal relationship between social and environmental change. By integrating topics such as race, ethnicity, and class into environmental history, Chiang illustrates the idea that work and play are not mutually exclusive endeavors.

Scenic Driving California s Pacific Coast

Scenic Driving California s Pacific Coast
Author: Stewart M. Green
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2022-06-15
ISBN: 1493060597
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scenic Driving California s Pacific Coast Book Excerpt:

The best way to enjoy California’s spectacular coastline is to drive it! Packed with information about charming seaside communities and featuring all new photographs, this beautiful four-color guide takes you along the 1,100-mile stretch of Highway 1. Whether you’re looking for a short, one-day jaunt or an extended tour of the entire coastline, Scenic Routes & Byways Pacific Coast California shows you the best places in the area to eat, stay, shop, and play.

Sustainable Built Environment Volume I

Sustainable Built Environment   Volume I
Author: Fariborz Haghighat,Jong-Jin Kim
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2009-11-10
ISBN: 1848260601
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Built Environment Volume I Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Built Environment is a component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Environmental conservation and technological innovation are two principal forces that drive the building industry toward the future. Technological innovation offers many opportunities to make buildings more dynamic and comfortable, and occupants more comfortable and productive. The necessity of environmental conservation, on the other hand, compels all types of developments and human activities to be environmentally responsive. The content of the Theme on Sustainable Built Environment is organized with state-of-the-art presentations covering several topics: Urban Design ; Emerging Issues in Building Design; Environment, Energy and Health in Housing Design; Culture, Management Strategies, and Policy Issues in the Sustainable Built Environment; Using Technology to Improve the Quality of City Life; Urban and Regional Transportation, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Ghost Hunter s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area

Ghost Hunter s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area
Author: Jeff Dwyer
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2005-03-31
ISBN: 9781455604906
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost Hunter s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area Book Excerpt:

Ghost-hunting hobbyist Jeff Dwyer has devised a guide that allows the phantom-seeker in all of us to add spirit sleuthing to our list of typical tourist activities. Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Bay Area highlights more than one hundred haunted spots in and around San Francisco, all accessible to the public, where you can research and organize your own ghost hunt. Complete with handy checklists, procedural tips, and anecdotal evidence of previous sightings at each location, the guide is an inquisitive and informative supplement to--or replacement for--traditional tourist guidebooks of the Bay Area. Whether readers visit familiar haunts such as Alcatraz, Angel Island, Fisherman's Wharf, or lesser-known locations such as the USS Hornet, the Old Bodega Schoolhouse, or the First and Last Chance Saloon, all are sure to encounter places and consider possibilities unexplored by the average visitor. With advice on what to do with a ghost, what to do after the ghost hunt, and other telekinetic tidbits, this guide encourages travelers to be attentive and imaginative travelers, willing to be take that extra spirit-sighting step. For the curious armchair traveler, it is lively twist on Bay Area history and landmarks.

The Big Book of California Ghost Stories

The Big Book of California Ghost Stories
Author: Janice Oberding
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN: 1493058630
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of California Ghost Stories Book Excerpt:

Few states can rival California in terms of natural beauty and exciting history. But nearly three centuries of violent crime, sickness, greed, and murder have tarnished the Golden State and made it ripe for ghosts and hauntings. From the Spanish priests who founded the first missions in their quest to bring Christianity to the Native people of the region, to the ill-fated Donner Party committing acts of cannibalism in order to survive. This book explores the most famous ghost stories from California’s past (dating back to the 18th century) with spine-tingling details that will delight readers.

Reclaiming John Steinbeck

Reclaiming John Steinbeck
Author: Gavin Jones
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2021-06-10
ISBN: 110884412X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reclaiming John Steinbeck Book Excerpt:

A reevaluation of John Steinbeck exploring his timely interests in climate change, ecology, and social injustice.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck
Author: Jackson J. Benson
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 349
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780822309949
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck Book Excerpt:

The Grapes of Wrath is generally considered Steinbeck's masterpiece, but the short novel was the form he most frequently turned to and most consciously theorized about, and with constant experimentation he made the form his own. Much of the best—and the worst—of his writing appears in his short novels. This collection reviews what has been categorized as the “good” and the “bad,” looking beyond the careless labeling that has characterized a great deal of the commentary on Steinbeck's writing to the true strengths and weaknesses of the works. The contributors demonstrate that even in the short novels that are most often criticized, there is more depth and sophistication than has generally been acknowledged. The essays examine the six most popular short novels—Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row, and The Pearl—in addition to the three usually thought of as less successful—Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Short Reign of Pippin IV. Because most of Steinbeck's short novels were adapted and presented as plays or screenplays, many of the essays deal with dramatic or film versions of the short novels as well as with the fiction. The collection concludes with a comprehensive checklist of criticism of the short novels. Contributors. Richard Astro, Jackson J. Benson, Carroll Britch, John Ditsky, Joseph Fontenrose, Warren French, Robert Gentry, Mimi Reisel Gladstein, William Goldhurst, Tetsumaro Hayashi, Robert S. Hughes Jr., Howard Levant, Clifford Lewis, Peter Lisca, Anne Loftis, Charles R. Metzger, Michael J. Meyer, Robert E. Morsberger, Louis Owens, Roy S. Simmonds, Mark Spilka, John Timmerman

A Hundred Flowers Blossoming

A Hundred Flowers Blossoming
Author: Xiao-Ming Yang
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2009-08-03
ISBN: 0761847774
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hundred Flowers Blossoming Book Excerpt:

A Hundred Flowers Blossoming is a collection of literary essays written by faculty members of Xi'an International Studies University, China with two distinctive features. The first one is a Chinese perspective on Western literary works, which is normally not found in the scholarship in the West. The second is the feministic stance demonstrated in most articles, as most of the contributors are female. There are four parts in this collection. Part One is titled 'A Room of Her Own' and shows the feminist approach to literary works. Part Two is titled 'Through the Chinese Lens,' as it presents a Chinese perspective in the analysis of the literary works. 'Form Is Meaning' is the title of Part Three, which approaches literary works from a structuralist perspective. Part Four includes two articles: one exploring the theme of death in Joyce's Dubliners and the other reexamining the images of Faulkner's Trio of Hunting Tales.

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck
Author: Linda Wagner-Martin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 1137553820
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Steinbeck Book Excerpt:

This book aims to both describe and analyze the way Steinbeck learned the writing craft. It begins with his immersion in the short story, some years after he stopped attending Stanford University. Aside from a weak first novel, his professional writing career began with the publication in 1932 of The Pastures of Heaven, stories set in the Salinas Valley and dedicated to his parents. From that book he wrote truly commanding stories such as The Red Pony. Intermixed with Steinbeck’s journalism about California’s labor difficulties, his writing skill led to his 1930 masterpieces, Of Mice and Men, In Dubious Battle, and The Grapes of Wrath. The latter novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940, led eventually to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. He continued producing such wide-ranging works as The Pearl, East of Eden, The Winter of Our Discontent, and Travels with Charley up to just a few months before his death in 1968.

Haunted Monterey County

Haunted Monterey County
Author: Patrick Whitehurst
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1467142352
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haunted Monterey County Book Excerpt:

From the vistas of Big Sur to the streets of Monterey, the souls of the dead still linger. The Mission San Carlos Borromeo, today known as the Carmel Mission, is the site of numerous unmarked graves from centuries past. Montereyâe(tm)s Cannery Row once housed the lab of marine biologist Ed Ricketts, who was struck by a train there in 1948âe"some say on a quiet night you can still hear the sound of the wreck. In Salinas, the Steinbeck House is known for its charming atmosphere and delightful meals, as well as visits from John Steinbeck, despite the fact that he died in 1968. Join writer Patrick Whitehurst as he explores tales of the supernatural and Monterey Countyâe(tm)s haunted locales.

A Journey into Steinbeck s California

A Journey into Steinbeck s California
Author: Susan Shillinglaw
Publsiher: Roaring Forties Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 0984625488
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Journey into Steinbeck s California Book Excerpt:

This part art book, part biography, and part travel guide offers insight into how landscapes and townscapes influenced John Steinbeck's creative process and how, in turn, his legacy has influenced modern California. Various types of readers will appreciate the information in this guide—literary pilgrims will learn more about the state featured so prominently in Steinbeck's work, tourists can visit the same buildings that he lived in and wrote about, and historians will appreciate the engrossing perspective on daily life in early and mid 20th-century California. Offering an entirely new perspective on Steinbeck and the people and places that he brought to life in his writing, this edition includes a wonderful variety of photographs, sketches, and paintings, including some from private, rarely seen collections. With a new preface from the author, updated details on featured websites, a new discussion on Steinbeck’s ecological interests and activities, and an extended exploration of his many travels to Mexico, readers will find delight in this depiction of the symbiotic relationship between an author and his favorite places.

Reading and Interpreting the Works of John Steinbeck

Reading and Interpreting the Works of John Steinbeck
Author: Gerald Newman,Eleanor Newman Layfield
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 0766073491
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading and Interpreting the Works of John Steinbeck Book Excerpt:

To appreciate and understand John Steinbeck’s stories, students must comprehend what it was like to live during the Great Depression, and they must understand the working man to whom Steinbeck was attempting to appeal. Through direct quotations; biographical details; and in-depth discussions of his style, themes, and form, this text will allow readers to ponder and interpret Steinbeck’s works.