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Jack London’s Mark on Literature, by Jeanne Campbell Reesman

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  Jack London means many things around the globe. He was a pivotal writer at the turn of the century whose literary naturalism and socialism also had important effects on the literatures of… Continue reading

Shakespeare at 400, Jack London at 100: Genius Lives, by Jonah Raskin

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonah-raskin/shakespeare-at-400-jack-l_b_9774854.html?utm_source=Alert-blogger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Email%2BNotifications    In William Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like It, a traveler named Jaques waxes poetical in lines that have achieved literary immortality.    “All the world’s a stage,” he says. “And all… Continue reading

The Overlooked Legacy of Charmian London

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SUSAN NUERNBERG AND IRIS JAMAHL DUNKLE SPECIAL TO THE INDEX-TRIBUNE Charmian Kittredge London, Jack London’s second wife, is often dismissed as his typist, or worse, as a frivolous airhead who hindered her famous… Continue reading

Why Jack London Still Matters

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By Cecelia Tichi / Special to The Sonoma Valley Sun https://jacklondonsociety.org/2016/02/07/why-jack-london-still-matters Jack London once again summons us in the 21st century, this time for the uncanny coincidence of this deja-vu moment that links his… Continue reading

Jack London Society Member Iris Dunkle Named Poet Laureate of Sonoma County

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Sebastopol resident and Jack London Society Member Iris Jamahl Dunkle has been named the ninth poet laureate of Sonoma County for 2016 and 2017. Dunkle is the author of two full-length collections of… Continue reading

The Jack London Foundation’s Person of the Year is Jay Williams

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http://www.sonomanews.com/lifestyle/5067902-181/happy-birthday-jack-london The Jack London Foundation will celebrate the 140th birthday of Sonoma County author and rancher Jack London at a birthday banquet on Saturday, Jan. 16. . . . The Foundation has announced… Continue reading

C-Span Book Discussion on Ina Coolbrith

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http://www.c-span.org/video/?402673-1/book-discussion-ina-coolbrith Aleta George talked about her book, Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California’s First Poet Laureate, on the poet’s life in California and her influence on future writers. Born in Nauvoo, Illinois, in… Continue reading

Jack London Legacy Celebration 2016 Website

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http://jacklondon.ouroakland.net/ This site is a central point to find out about events in the Bay Area in 2016 celebrating the legacy of author Jack London. 2016 is the 140th anniversary of London’s birth and… Continue reading

New Volume: Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London

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This outstanding volume invites instructors to consider a much larger number of works than are generally assigned. It provides a solid grounding in the literary and historical context necessary for newcomers to London… Continue reading

Call for Papers: Jack London Society Panels at ALA Conference, May 26-29, 2016 San Francisco, CA

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Call for Papers Jack London Society https://jacklondonsociety.org/ American Literature Association’s 27th Annual Conference May 26-29, 2016 San Francisco, CA Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature… Continue reading