Wolf man: Why the life of Jack London was as wild as his books, By Simon Ingram
This week a new cinematic adaptation of The Call of the Wild is released, starring Harrison Ford in the role of John Thornton – a Canadian gold hunter who befriends a dog named Buck against the elemental backdrop of the Klondike gold rush.
The book upon which it’s based is a tale of friendship, loyalty and rediscovering the lure of primal nature and wilderness. It was written in 1903 by Jack London – and is today considered amongst the greatest American novels of all time.
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On February 29, 2020, at Oakland California’s Jack London Square, the California Writers Club, Berkeley Branch is holding a Call of the Wild movie watch, a discussion by author Dirk Wales on how London’s book inspired him to write Jack London’s Dog, a mini-history tour, and readings about adventure and dogs by CWC authors at Heinold’s First and Last Saloon where Jack studied as a lad. Details on http://www.cwc-berkeley.org