John Steinbeck Literary Mystery
February 4, 2014 4:41 PM Subscribe
John Steinbeck included this inscription in a friend's copy of Cannery Row:
Kahn ni melm
Sener Ni Melm
Here is a copy
Any ideas on what it could mean are much appreciated.
posted by JCMFD to Writing & Language (11 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
You will notice that one side of link includes the inscription and the other side includes a personal note from Steinbeck to my friend, Tom. It reads:
From John Steinbeck
"Who's been sleeping in my bed"
My friend, Tom, rented a room from Steinbeck's sister in what was probably 1965 or so. Beth Steinbeck was living at the time in the Steinbeck family home in Pacific Grove.