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Happy Birthday, Jack London

Jack London was born on this day, January 12, 1876. Jack London was a magazine writer, and achieved world-wide fame (during his lifetime) for his writing. Best-known for Call of the Wild, White Fang, and To Build a Fire, he … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Call of the Wild” (Jack London)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: The Call of the Wild by Jack London This is one of those books I was forced to read in 8th grade (not even 10th or 11th grade – when I was a bit older … Continue reading

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“Like Peter Pan…”

Like Peter Pan, he never grew up, and he lived his own stories with such intensity that he ended by believing them himself. – Ford Madox Ford on Jack London, 1916

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“It was an old song”

More from Jack London’s “Call of the Wild” Here and there, Buck met Southland dogs, but in the main they were the wild wolf husky breed. Every night, regularly, at nine, at twelve, at three, they lifted a nocturnal song, … Continue reading

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“The summit of life”

From Jack London’s “Call of the Wild” There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it … Continue reading

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Man’s Proper Function

“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” – Jack London

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