Cannery Row (Centennial Edition) by John Steinbeck

By John Steinbeck

Steinbeck's tricky but captivating portrait of individuals at the margins of society, dependant on each other for either actual and emotional survival

released in 1945, Cannery Rowfocuses at the recognition of existence because it is: either the exuberance of neighborhood and the loneliness of the person. Drawing on his stories of the genuine population of Monterey, California, together with longtime buddy Ed Ricketts, Steinbeck interweaves the tales of document, Dora, Mack and his boys, Lee Chong, and the opposite characters during this international the place purely the fittest continue to exist, to create a singular that's without delay one in every of his such a lot funny and poignant works. In her creation, Susan Shillinglaw exhibits how the unconventional expresses, either popular and subject, a lot that's basically Steinbeck: “scientific detachment, empathy towards the lonely and depressed…and, on the darkest level…the terror of isolation and nothingness.”

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For a brief account of the later, pernicious, influence of the Germania, see Anthony Birley, ‘Introduction’, in Tacitus, Agricola and Germany (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. xxxvii–xxxviii. 5 Tacitus, Germania, ch.  102. 6 Tacitus, Germania, ch.  108.  223, and see John C. ), Homilies of Ælfric: A Supplementary Collection (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967–8), vol.  684). For the link between Woden, Odin, and Mercury in learned writing about paganism in the Anglo-Saxon period, see 30 English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History in his Britannia (1586, translated into English in 1610), writes about a Saxon god Wooden—“that false imagined God, and Father of the English Saxons”8—and notes that he was also worshipped by the Danes.

25 For instance Ælfric in De falsis diis (Pope, Homilies of Ælfric, vol.  683–6), and William of Malmesbury in Gesta Regum Anglorum, ed.  A.  M. 5, vol.  22–3.  68–81.  149–59.  70.  71.  76–7. Antiquarians and Poets 35 Information about the Norse gods was also circulating in England around this time from a very different source. 32 It includes paraphrases from a number of Old Norse texts, and there are accurate references to Njáls saga, and a number of other family sagas, but disappointingly, the references to the Norse gods do not come from Arngrímr’s direct knowledge of Old Norse literature, and add little to what was known from Saxo and Olaus Magnus.

22.  125. Prologue 23 fight, there is no indication that the Geats have any future, especially in the face of attacks from their old enemies the Swedes. Beowulf is burnt on his funeral pyre, and heaven swallows up the smoke (3137–55). 26 The pessimism of this conception of the end of the world (though to some extent tempered by rebirth in Völuspá, perhaps under the influence of Christian theology) runs quite counter to Christian belief. 30 Although there have been some dissenting voices,31 parallels between Beowulf and accounts of Ragnarök are hard to resist.

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