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Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream. Cannery Row John Steinbeck (1902-1968) New York: The Viking Press, 1945 First edition, second state PS3537 T3234 C3 1945Cannery Row is a Depression-era...

Apart from the feeling of loneliness which any one in my situation must naturally have experienced, surrounded by stupendous works of nature, which in all their solitary grandeur frowned upon me, and sinking into utter insignificance the miserable mortal who crept beneath their shadow; still...

A vivid belt of blue lightning flashed down through the blackness, and for a moment every outline of cliff and forest forms, and the rushing clouds of snow and sleet, were lighted up with a cold, pallid gleam. …In the moment of lightning I saw...

What is the earliest book printed from cast-metal moveable type? Most Westerners think the earliest printed book is the 42-line Gutenberg Bible. If you are from East Asia, though, you think of Jikji. Johannes Gutenberg’s method of printing books from movable cast-metal type made a...