Author Archive

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

by

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

by

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

by

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

by

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

by

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

by

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

by

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

Major Update to the Jack London Website at London.sonoma.edu

by

London.sonoma.edu has a new look and has gone through a major update. In addition to being much easier to navigate, it meets the latest Accessibility requirements for web pages. Many will recall Dave… Continue reading

Wolf man: Why the life of Jack London was as wild as his books, By Simon Ingram

by

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… Continue reading

A Movie Review: The Call of the Wild (2020) A-II (PG), By Dr. Joseph McAleer

by

Harrison Ford and a dog named Buck appear in the movie The Call of the Wild. https://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2020/the-call-of-the-wild.cfm