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Jack London's Portrayal of the Human Experience

I was pleasantly surprised (and not entirely shocked) to see that our reading for today was from Jack London, one of the most prolific Californian writers of all time. 353 more words

Inspired By Call Of The Wild

Are things awakened; in old genetic codes?

Waiting to be revived by a life on the road.

Tell me un-quenched thirst, are you moistened by primordial urges? 42 more words


Responding to Readings by Coolbrith and London

One thing that stood out to me after reading some of these two authors’ works was how strongly their depictions of life contrasted with each other. 243 more words


Deathly Desire

Continuing on the theme of desire, after having read the selection from Martin Eden, I wondered… what happens when the desire is for death? Or destruction? 313 more words

The Dominant Primordial Beast: Passage of the Week #1

“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 comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive. 156 more words

The Call of the Wild-Should You Read It?

Genre: Wilderness/Adventure/Literature

Rating: 4/5

This book by Jack London has been considered a great part of the American literary canon. Many students read this book in middle school/junior high (sometimes as an optional choice read), or high school. 506 more words


White Fang, Illustrated

There is a great series of abridged illustrated children’s classics put out by Sterling Publishing that we’ve been reading through together; these include Robin Hood… 47 more words