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Master of Arts in English Composition
This thesis explores John Steinbeck's Cannery Row as a taoist text. It furthers this investigation by examining Cannery Row's recently discovered precursor, The God in the Pipes; examining the question of whether or not both novels were inspired by the ancient eastern philosophy of Taoism. The thesis uses clues from The God in the Pipes to determine which version of the Tao Teh Ching Steinbeck used to compose these novels.
Hammock, Andrea Marie, "We should be like water: Choosing the lowest place which all others avoid: John Steinbeck as a modern messenger of Taoism" (2005). Theses Digitization Project. 2757.