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The radical Jack London : writings on war and revolution

The radical Jack London : writings on war and revolution

Author: Jack London; Jonah Raskin
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the Publisher:" "Big things are happening secretly all around," says Jack London's prescient hero Ernest Everhard in the 1908 novel The Iron Heel, excerpted in this timely anthology of London's writings about war and revolution. Besides illuminating his surprising literary range, The Radical Jack London establishes the iconic American author as both a product of his own era and a significant voice for ours. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jack London; Jack London; Jack London; Jack London
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack London; Jonah Raskin
ISBN: 9780520255456 0520255453 9780520255463 0520255461
OCLC Number: 141188021
Description: xi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Introduction: Jack London: the Orphan at the abyss --
Part 1: Boy Socialist, 1895-1899 --
Pessimism, optimism and patriotism --
What socialism is --
Voters' voice --
Socialistic views --
Road --
Question of the maximum --
Part 2: Comrade White Man, 1900-1905 --
Economics of the Klondike --
Incarnation of push and go --
Salt of the Earth --
People of the Abyss, chapter 1: Descent --
How I became a socialist --
What shall be done with this boy? --
Japanese officers consider everything a military secret --
Revolution --
Part 3: Apostate Revolutionary, 1906-1912 --
Apostate --
Something rotten in Idaho: the tale of the conspiracy against Moyer, Pettibone and Haywood --
Pen --
Iron heel, chapter 23 --
Martin Eden, chapter 46 --
If Japan wakens China --
Burning daylight, part II, chapter 8 --
War --
Introduction to Alexander Berkman's Prison memoirs of an anarchist --
Part 4: Cosmic Voyager, 1913-1916 --
John Barleycorn: Alcoholic memoirs, chapter 36 --
Star rover, chapter 22 --
Letter of resignation from the socialist party --
Of man of the future --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
For classroom discussion --
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction and notes by Jonah Raskin.
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Features works by Jack London and lays out the social, economic, and political contexts for his writings.  Read more...


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"A near-perfect selection of Jack London's radical writings. All of London's important political tracts are here."--San Francisco Chronicle "This anthology makes a good argument for refreshing [Jack Read more...

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