by John Steinbeck
These two novels are not as well known or
respected as they should be.
They are minor gems of literature that bring
the reader very close to the man that John Steinbeck must have
been. They draw on his firsthand experience, the real people
he encountered before becoming famous and the area in which he
lived during the formative portion of his life.
In "surfing" the various sites
dealing with Steinbeck in general and these two novels in particular,
I have found the pictures to be less than satisfying.
I was fortunate enough to visit Cannery Row
late in the 1960s and I have dug through my slides to find the
pictures I have included in this site.
These were the places that interested me and
the pictures show them before they were over-exploited and the
area was given a Disneyland gloss.
I have attempted to match the pictures with
a bit of text that makes reference to that which is pictured.
David Nale, David@Nale.org
Click on the covers to go to a page showing them in a larger format.
Other text may be found in the Literature
section of this website:
"Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck
"Chapter 2", "Chapter