Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America (Hardback)Cecelia Tichi (author)
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Tracing the arc of London's work from the late 1800s through the 1910s, Tichi profiles the writer's allies and adversaries in the cities, on the factory floor, inside prison walls, and in the farmlands. Thoroughly exploring London's importance as an artist and political and public figure, Tichi brings to life a man who merits recognition as one of America's foremost public intellectuals.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 27 mm
Tichi paints a portrait of Jack London as a champion of progressive causes.--Chapter 16
[A] persuasive reappraisal of Jack London. . . . Brings a fresh perspective to an author and thinker frequently dismissed as a mere writer of adventure fiction.--Publishers Weekly
A study of the world in a man and how he hoped to change it.--Jay Williams, Studies in American Naturalism
Tichi's reframing of London offers a significant rethinking of early twentieth-century America.--American Historical Review
An illuminating study of a literary figure long receded into stereotype. . . . A fruitful, well-written blend of cultural history, literary criticism, and biography.--Kirkus Reviews
Strongly recommended for London devotees and for anyone with an interest in the evolution of social reforms in America.--Library Journal
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