Rereading Jack London

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Leonard Cassuto, Jeanne Campbell Reesman
Stanford University Press, 1996 - 287 páginas
Jack London has long been recognized as one of the most colorful figures in American literature. He is America s most widely translated author (into more than eighty languages), and although his works have been neglected until recently by academic critics in the United States, he is finally winning recognition as a major figure in American literary history.

The breadth and depth of new critical study of London s work in recent decades attest to his newfound respectability. London criticism has moved beyond a traditional concerns of realism and naturalism as well as beyond the timeworn biographical focus to engage such theoretical approaches as race, gender, class, post-structuralism, and new historicism. The range and intellectual energy of the essays collected here give the reader a new sense of London s richness and variety, especially his treatment of diverse cultures. Having in the past focused more on London s personal "world, we are now afforded an opportunity to look more closely at his art and the numerous worlds it uncovers.

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Jack London a Representative Man
1
The Authorship of Jack London
10
Buck and Jacks Call
25
Ishi and Jack Londons Primitives
46
Jack Londons The People of the Abyss and
55
Power Gender and Ideological Discourse in The Iron Heel
75
Sea Change in The SeaWolf
92
Gender Sexuality and Narrative in
110
Social Darwinism Gender and Humor in Adventure
130
The Contradictions of Race
158
Hawaiian
172
Historical Discourses in Jack Londons Shin Bones
192
The Representative Man as WriterHero
217
Index
279

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Leonard Cassuto is Associate Professor of English at Fordham University. Jeanne Campbell Reesman is Professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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