Cannery Row

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How do writers document street life?

G.Orwell, Extract from Down and Out of Paris and London, 1933

  1. Joyce, Extract from Araby ( Dubliners), 1914.

John Steinbeck, Extract from Cannery Row, 1945.

How do writers document street life?

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Read the full extract from the opening of Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, 1945.

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Cannery Row is describeD / compared to a poem.

It sounds like a noisy machine. It stinks.

What is the writer wondering about in the end? What is his dilemma?

He wonders how he can write his book without killing the people in it.