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An Empathetic Literary Analysis of Jack London's The Call of the Wild : Understanding Life from an Animal's Point of View.

Author: Barbara Hardy Beierl
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.
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Numerous tomes have been written about Jack London's The Call of the Wild. This is the first one to talk about the dog Buck's perspective in the novel. Beierl takes an empathetic approach to discussing the domestication of Buck in the story to use this novel as a platform for building empathetic relationships with animals. Very few scholarly works discuss literature from the perspective of an animal, and this one  Read more...
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Beierl, Barbara Hardy.
An Empathetic Literary Analysis of Jack London's The Call of the Wild : Understanding Life from an Animal's Point of View.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2012
Named Person: Jack London
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Hardy Beierl
ISBN: 9780773412149 077341214X
OCLC Number: 801363570
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abstract; Introduction; Chapter 1: Philosophical Foundations and Psychological Underpinnings of Empathy; Chapter 2: Reading As an Empatheic Activity; Chapter 3: Enabling Attitudinal Change through Empathetic Literary Analysis; Chapter 4: The Empathic Reader: Analyzing Jack London's The Call of the Wild; Devleopmental Stage 1: Buck's Odyssey from Innocence to Experience; Developmental Stage 2: Buck's Apprenticeship; Developmental Stage 3: The Call of the Wild. Chapter 5: Humane Narrative Fiction, Biophilia, and the Interspecies BondBibliography; Index.

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Humane narrative fiction often foregrounds one or more animal protagonists who act out a story to dramatize compassionate themes. This book discusses how the novel "The Call of the Wild" builds  Read more...

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