The Radical Jack London: Writings on War and Revolution

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University of California Press, May 27, 2008 - Fiction - 285 pages
"This splendid volume does more than reinstate Jack London as a leading voice of the American cultural left. Jonah Raskin documents how London struggled to reconcile his political and his personal desires, creating memorable art but failing to save himself. One of the world's most popular writers comes alive, in all his passion and agony."—Michael Kazin, author of A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan

"Interest in Jack London never flags. This first-rate anthology places London at the epicenter of the American radical tradition."—Kevin Starr, University of Southern California

"In this well conceptualized anthology, Jonah Raskin has resurrected works that have been unavailable for decades, making The Radical Jack London a very timely presence for the twenty-first century. Raskin's own writing is forceful and engaging, and he is unblinkingly honest about London as person and as writer, never succumbing to romanticizing or whitewashing the picture of either."—H. Bruce Franklin, John Cotton Dana Professor of English and American Studies, Rutgers University

"Jack London always knew how to bang a righteous drum of social indignation, and in The Radical Jack London he can make your heart pound even today."—Paul Berman, author of Power and the Idealists and editor of Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems
 

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Editor Raskin (American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's Howl and the Making of the Beat Generation) presents both a biography of Jack London (1876-1916) and a chronology of 27 of his rare and noteworthy ... Read full review

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Editor Raskin (American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's Howl and the Making of the Beat Generation) presents both a biography of Jack London (1876-1916) and a chronology of 27 of his rare and noteworthy ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations xi
16
PART C O M RADE WHITE MAN 19 o O 19 O 5
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PA RT APO STATE REVOLUTIONARY 19 o 6 19 12
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of an Anarchist
237
PA RT V C OS M I C VOYAG ER 1913 19 16
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Bibliography
265
Acknowledgments
271
For Classroom Discussion 2 73
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About the author (2008)

Jack London (1876-1916) was the author of The Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea-Wolf (1904), and the prophetic novel The Iron Heel (1908), among some fifty books. Jonah Raskin is Chair of Communications at Sonoma State University and produces the website radicaljacklondon.com.

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