New Book: Jack London: The Paths Men Take
From Emiliana Tedesco:
I’m writing to you because Contrasto just published a book about Jack London and his pictures: The Paths Men Take”. The book is part of a book collection called “In Words” that brings together litterature and Photography. (other titles published are by Teju Cole, James Ellroy, Pier Paolo Pasolini etc..).
The Jack London book will be available this week in the USA and worldwide.
please, find here the link to the article just out this week on The New York Time Book review :
From the review:
Jack London’s classic “The Call of the Wild,” published in 1903, imagined the harsh life of a dog. But London also witnessed human suffering close to home and on travels throughout the world, chronicling them in his famous words and in less famous but remarkable photographs.
In 2010, a coffee-table collection (“Jack London: Photographer”) coincided with an exhibition of the author’s visual work. Now, “The Paths Men Take,” being published this week by Contrasto, offers select photos alongside excerpts from the essays and reportage that originally accompanied them.
For “The People of the Abyss,” London moved among the destitute in the city of London’s East End: men lining up for a free breakfast, some looking defiant and others defeated; drunken women fighting next to a line of drying clothes. “No other work of mine contains as much of my heart and my youthful tears as that study on the degradation of the poor,” he said.
On 15th October , I’m going to present the book with Tarnell Abbott and other members of the family at Oakland Library. Here more info: