What good is a canned book?

Professor Kathleen O’Gorman’s Avant-Garde Fiction class began presenting the results of their investigations into this genre of literature yesterday in the archives’ reading room. Special Collections in The Ames Library holds dozens of other works by people who use artistic means to challenge our notions of what a book is.

In the following video, Troy Sennett, Class of 2014, shares his analysis of a particular text and concludes with a one-time-only event: the opening of a canned book called An Excerpt from John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. This rendition of a classic was created by Peter & Donna Thomas of Santa Cruz, CA in 2003.

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