The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center

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Notice: The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial… Continue reading

New Release: Jeanne Reesman’s London in His Own Time (Available Dec. 15)

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London in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates is based on Jeanne Reesman’s nearly thirty-five years of archival research.… Continue reading

Why Was Jack London’s Wife Written Out of His Legend?, Iris Dunkle

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Charmian Kittredge London accompanied her husband on his adventures and helped with his work—but like so many literary wives, she rarely gets her due.

Dr. Joe McAleer reviews “Martin Eden” film

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Londons Roam and Feast on the Bay circa 1910, By Aleta George

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Jack London usually sailed west whenever he left the Oakland Municipal Wharf, but on December 18, 1913, he headed east — because he could. Although the canal connecting the Oakland Estuary to San… Continue reading

A New Biography by Iris Jamahl Dunkle: Charmian Kittredge London: Trailblazer, Author, Adventurer

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Charmian Kittredge London: Trailblazer, Author, Adventurer by Iris Jamahl Dunkle, University of Oklahoma Press, September 17, 2020, 358 pages, with photos; $26.95. Reviewed by Jonah Raskin At the start of her riveting biography of… Continue reading

Lost for 106 years, George Sterling’s Stone-Age Babes in the Wood published today

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Lost for 106 years, poet and playwright George Sterling’s adventures of two cave kids, Babes in the Wood: The Lost Stone-Age Sequel to Jack London’s Before Adam, has been restored and will be… Continue reading

The Complete Works of Jack London to be Published by Oxford University Press

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Jack London State Historic Park Needs Your Help Like Never Before.

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Jack London State Historic Park We Need Your Help Like Never Before.     The first place many of us turned during this time of crisis was to our parks. The healing benefits of… Continue reading

Pandemic Fear and Literature: Observations from Jack London’s The Scarlet Plague, by Michele Augusto Riva, Marta Benedetti, and Giancarlo Cesana

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The Scarlet Plague, originally published by Jack London in 1912, was one of the first examples of a postapocalyptic fiction novel in modern literature (1). Set in a ravaged and wild America, the… Continue reading

What Our Contagion Fables Are Really About, by Jill Lepore

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In the literature of pestilence, the greatest threat isn’t the loss of human life but the loss of what makes us human. Poe’s red death becomes a pandemic in Jack London’s novel “The… Continue reading