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Jack London
     

Jack London

by Harold Bloom
 

A self-taught writer whose adventurous life often rivaled the plots of his novels, Jack London was that rare entity, an author who enjoyed both popular and critical success. Best known for such works as The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, and Martin Eden, his literary explorations confront notions of courage and comment on the relationship between the

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A self-taught writer whose adventurous life often rivaled the plots of his novels, Jack London was that rare entity, an author who enjoyed both popular and critical success. Best known for such works as The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, and Martin Eden, his literary explorations confront notions of courage and comment on the relationship between the human and natural realms. Introduced by Harold Bloom, this collection of full-length essays offers valuable insight into the life and legacy of this writer termed an American original.

The Bloom's Modern Critical Views series presents critical portraits of the writers that are most widely read and studied in high schools and colleges. Each volume opens with an introductory essay by Harold Bloom in which he offers his insights into the author's work and an editor's note that comments on the individual analyses that follow. Also included are bibliographic references, notes on the various contributors, and a useful chronology of the writer's life. Bloom's Modern Critical Views is a critical presentation of those men and women who, from ancient times to the present, have shaped the Western literary tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604133660
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Bloom's Modern Critical Views Series
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
3.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 3.00(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1930
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

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