Jack London

Jack London

A Writer's Fight for A Better America

Book - 2015
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Jack London (1876-1916) found fame with his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but Cecelia Tichi challenges the long-standing view of London as merely a mass-market producer of potboilers. A onetime child laborer, London led a life of poverty in the Gilded Age before rising to worldwide acclaim for stories, novels, and essays designed to hasten the social, economic, and political advance of America. In this major reinterpretation of London's career, Tichi examines how the beloved writer leveraged his written words as a force for the future.

Tracing the arc of London's work from the late 1800s through the 1910s, Tichi profiles the writer's allies and adversaries in the cities, on the factory floor, inside prison walls, and in the farmlands. Thoroughly exploring London's importance as an artist and as a political and public figure, Tichi brings to life a man who merits recognition as one of America's foremost public intellectuals.

The enhanced e-book edition of Jack London features significant archival motion picture footage.

Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9781469622668
Branch Call Number: B LONDON JACK
Characteristics: 281 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Jul 18, 2015

[Great video on Jack London by Prof. Tichi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K-AvwWnHdM ]
Wow, Prof. Tichi [Vanderbilt University] most certainly delivers with a wonderful, easily flowing accounting of one of America's greatest socialists and muckrakers, not to mention exciting author.
20 stars for a magnificent achievement by the good professor. For those Americans who know little of their history [hate to contemplate that number] this is the book for them!


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