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Jack London

Kenneth K. Brandt

Abstract

Recounting his 1897-98 Klondike Gold Rush experience Jack London stated: “It was in the Klondike I found myself. There nobody talks. Everybody thinks. There you get your perspective. I got mine.” This study explores how London’s Northland odyssey - along with an insatiable intellectual curiosity, a hardscrabble youth in the San Francisco Bay Area, and an acute craving for social justice - launched the literary career of one of America’s most dynamic 20th-century writers. The major Northland works - including The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and “To Build a Fire”- are considered in connection ... More

Keywords: Jack London, Naturalism, Modernism, Evolution, Primitivism, Existentialism, Frans de Waal, Animal studies, Christopher Boehm, Free Will

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780746312964
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780746312964.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth K. Brandt, author