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Jack London : a writer's fight for a better America / Cecelia Tichi.

By: Tichi, Cecelia, 1942- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Edition: First edition.Description: 1 online resource (281 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781469625065; 1469625067.Subject(s): Social problems in literature | Social ethics in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Jack London.DDC classification: 813/.52 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Jack London, American public intellectual: an introduction -- Napoleon of the pen -- The fight for public opinion -- War and empire: "the whole dark butchery without a soul" -- House of progress, house of shame -- The rancher, the wheat king, and "farmers of forty centuries" -- In that prison, things unbelievable and monstrous -- Afterword: unfinished business.
Summary: "Jack London (1876 -1916) found fame with his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but Cecelia Tichi challenges the longstanding 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" -- Provided by publisher.
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"Published with the assistance of the William R. Kenan Jr. Fund of the University of North Carolina Press" -- Verso title page.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Jack London, American public intellectual: an introduction -- Napoleon of the pen -- The fight for public opinion -- War and empire: "the whole dark butchery without a soul" -- House of progress, house of shame -- The rancher, the wheat king, and "farmers of forty centuries" -- In that prison, things unbelievable and monstrous -- Afterword: unfinished business.

"Jack London (1876 -1916) found fame with his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but Cecelia Tichi challenges the longstanding 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" -- Provided by publisher.

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