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From:Reference Guide to American Literature (3rd ed.)Jack London was a talented writer so caught up in certain myths that they were part of what destroyed him. The illegitimate son of an impoverished spiritualist, Flora Wellman, he early learned self-reliance. Although he...
From:Twentieth-Century Young Adult WritersThe works of Jack London, author of some twenty novels and novellas and over one hundred short stories, are marked by an enormous amount of preparation; he once asserted that he suffered a "lack of origination" and had...
From:Journal of Modern Literature (Vol. 45, Issue 1) Peer-ReviewedIs there such a thing as animal imagination? If so, how might it differ across wild and domesticated environments? Jack London suggests an answer to these questions in his imaginative forays into the inner world of dogs....
From:Theory and Practice in Language Studies (Vol. 8, Issue 11) Peer-ReviewedJack London is one of the most outstanding and celebrated critical realists in American literature in the 20th century, he is well recognized in his artistic creation of literary works with the feature of naturalism....
From:Journal of Modern Literature (Vol. 25, Issue 3-4) Peer-ReviewedLiterary naturalism and romance have recently undergone a change in their relative standing. Once considered a subfield in the domain of American literary studies, literary naturalism has been increasingly invoked to...
From:American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies (Vol. 2: Ralph Waldo Emerson to Carson McCullers. )Introduction JACK LONDON lived at a time when a dramatically new set of ideas, growing out of the theory of evolution, was changing the course of men’s thinking. These ideas stimulated, frustrated, and tantalized...
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