The small wooden house where he lived was still on the land, and the stone Wolf House that he had been having built, had burned down just before they were to move into it. At his peak, he was the highest paid and the most popular of all living writers. At times it seemed impossible for the fact that everything was interesting. Also this book isn't really a story but more like some anecdotes, short stories, and essays about the life of a young hobo. Using plain English, he carefully explains the difficult aspects of London's life and clarifies aspects from London's literary inspirations to the ailments that caused his death. That experience on the road made him feel that people can make history and that he might also have a hand in shaping American society rather than simply being shaped by it. Still, it would have been fun to have learned to hop a few trains.
London'ın farklı bir yönünü kendi ağzından okumak güzel bir ayrıcalık. Φυσικά κάποια διηγήματά του που έχω διαβάσει, βασίζονται σε περιπέτειες που έζησε ο ίδιος, αλλά εδώ δεν βλέπουμε κάποιο alter ego του, αλλά τον ίδιο τον Τζακ Λόντον, σαν περιφερόμενο αλήτη. And did he ever have sad stories. After that, a research center was formed under his name, which got relocated by the board of directors of The Jack London Foundation to a vintage cottage near the winery of the Benziger Family in the year 2004. When I found the free e-book I didn't realize it was an autobiography until I was a few pages in, then did some research on it. When in the penatentuary it was the hall guards and everybody who stood up to them was dealt with.
Πολλές φορές κοιμόντουσαν στο ύπαιθρο, ακόμα περισσότερες σε κελιά και φυλακές, ενώ ο θάνατος από δυστυχήματα δεν ήταν ασυνήθιστο φαινόμενο. There is a book out titled, The Radical Jack London. The hobo never knows what is going to happen the next moment; hence, he lives only in the present moment. But he can tell a story. This is The Road before On the Road. They made their law stronger than I. The life in prison is handled very delicately, despite the exclamations.
Unfortunately, it was on a man's head. Good for you Jack London, you were a hobo for a few years when you were a teenager, big freaking deal. The pivotal experience of his radicalization did not take place in the freedom of the open road itself but in the confinement of the Erie County Penitentiary, in New York, which he describes graphically in The Road. It actually made me wonder if he wasn't just continuing in that tradition - spinning us a tale, singing for his supper. Πολύ ωραία η έκδοση του Ζαχαρόπουλου, με προσεγμένη μετάφραση και πάνω από σαράντα φωτογραφίες και σκίτσα! No one was a greater champion of Jsck London's work than Jack Kerouac himself, and with The Road it's easy to see why. This is very nice and thoughtful of the biographers, but it is inaccurate. This compilation of stories and essays is gleaned from the remembrances of an older and more successful London, looking back on his days as a tramp and hobo.
The one that stuck with me the most concerned the gypsy camp. The novel also describes a tale about his personal experiences in the Alaskan Klondike and gives an account of his unbreakable spirit and determination and dedication for survival in the frozen region. Nem o cão, degenerado pela domesticação, faz tal coisa, porque nesse aspecto ainda conserva o instinto selvagem, ao passo que o homem perdeu a maior parte dos seus instintos selvagens. Eventually, he turns him into a ferocious killer, and trains him to fight for money as a pit dog. It's really just a series of anecdotes about life as a hobo, from surviving a stint in jail to sneaking onto trains and staying on despite the brakemen trying to throw him off. Going down into the abyss of society, he felt beaten down like the Beats, but he also felt, like them, a sense of beatitude.
He says he did some of his best work on the road. Now thinking about it the majority of this book was about the rules that everyone lives by. The shacks, as he called the men working the trains, the ones that fought to keep the hobos off, were dangerous. London wrote The Road in a sudden burst of creativity that Kerouac would have envied, after spending nearly a year traveling across America to speak on college campuses and urge students to join the revolution and overthrow the capitalist system, with violence if need be. These stories are wonderful, testament to the fact that London was something far beyond The Guy Who Wrote the Wolf Books. Ο Τζακ Λόντον τείνει να γίνει ένας από τους αγαπημένους μου συγγραφείς και το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο αποδεικνύει το γιατί.
His first work was published in 1898. Correction: Jack London is the only author mentioned by name in Jack Kerouac's On the Road. I shall use my time. I had wished then that I had been his wife Charmian because she had traveled with him. Επίσης είναι το πρώτο αμιγώς αυτοβιογραφικό έργο του Λόντον που είχα την τύχη να πιάσω στα χέρια μου. As did the bit in Kelly's army when he was in L company. For London, as for Kerouac, Buddhism provided a solution of sorts to the frenetic, obsessive quality of American life.
One day he drove me into town, and while he was at the high school, I walked around town looking for work. Three and a half stars. This was a great book. I couldn't help thinking of Huck Finn. The plot of the novel revolves around the lives of the main characters Buck, John Thornton, and Spitz, and is set in Alaska, United States.
I think Kerouac tells tramping stories a lot better, though. Personally I thought this was the 2nd best Reacher book yet. Both pushed themselves to psychological extremes, both burned themselves up and drank themselves to excess and death—London at 40, Kerouac at 47. Unsentimental and unromantic, it describes the grim realities of prison life and recounts the loss of freedom in a country founded on the bedrock idea of freedom. At the peak of his career as a novelist, Jack was the most popular and the highest paid of all the prominent authors of his time. More often than not, rather than condemning industrial capitalism outright, he assumes an artificially naive persona, suggesting that any time he behaved brutally as a hobo, he was merely successfully adopting the traits necessary to succeed in the dominant economic culture. At the University of Edinburgh, Doyle met classmates and future fellow authors James Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson.