November 4, 2013
Centenary Professor Pens Definitive Biography on Jack London
By Kate Archer Kent
“Jack London: An American Life” has been a long time coming for Earle Labor, professor emeritus of American Literature at Centenary College and director of its Jack London Research Center. Listen to Radio Interview
December 10, 2012
A Biographical Hydra: The Myth of Jack London's Suicide
By Earle Labor
Labor presents a brief detailed history of the misinformation that has obscured the actual circumstances surrounding Jack London's final hours. Read article.
December 10, 2012
Jack London's Death: The Homicide of The Suicide Theory
By Phillips Kirk Labor, M.D.
By using established diagnostic procedures, Dr. Labor provides an objective, tenable explanation of the probable cause of the author's death. Read article.
January 28, 2011
Milo Shepard: The Complete Man
By Earle Labor
Remembering Milo Shepard who was born November 26, 1925 and raised on the Jack London Ranch, has passed away October 10, 2010. Read article.
December 30, 2008
Life and Jack London
By Rose Wilder Lane
The following fictionalized biography of Jack London was written by Rose Wilder Lane (1886-1968) and was serialized in eight monthly installments in Sunset, The Pacific Monthly magazine during the period October 1917 to May 1918. It was the first posthumous biography of London to appear in print. This website posting is the first reprinting of Lane's biography since 1918. Read.
February 2, 2008
Jack London: The Stories
By Dale L. Walker
Now complete! A 20-part, 94,340-word series on Jack London's short fiction. Plot description, commentary, with extended critique on the more important of London's short stories. All 197 of London's stories are linked to this first-of-a-kind series by the award-winning American writer, Dale L. Walker. Go to series.
January 21, 2008
Winnie Kingman — The Final Chapter
Prepared by Harry James Cook
A wonderful tribute to our beloved Winnie Kingman. Read.
January 12, 2008
Interview With Daniel J. Wichlan
A respected Jack London authority, bibliographer, collector and author.
September 25, 2007
The Complete Short Stories of Jack London
We now have London's complete short stories posted. View
August 06, 2007
The Kempton-Wace Letters
Letters (1903) is a debate about love and marriage, as well as an epistolary novel. A collaboration between Jack London and Anna Strunsky, the book argues such questions as whether or not marriages should be planned, and whether love and emotion is a hindereance to the well-planned life. Herbert Wace and Dane Kempton, have opposing views that go far beyond the immediate subject of Wace's forthcoming marriage. Read the book
August 2, 2007
Jack London Society Conference
The 9th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, October 9-12, 2008. More information
July 9, 2007
By Connie Johnson
The Jack London Foundation has joined in the efforts to restore the Lake and Dam a place of tranquility on the Beauty Ranch where Jack, family and friends relaxed. Today many of us hike to this area so that we can also find the peace — but the beauty is missing. Full story
April 18, 2007
The Book of Jack London
By Charmian K. London
A rare out of print 2 volume book, written by Jack's widow, Charmian K. London. Lots of information concerning our favorite writer's personality. Quotes many letters, and many conversations. A very good resource. Read the book
Call For Papers
AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION solicits paper and panel proposals for its Symposium on American Literary Naturalism October 5-6, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport Beach, California. More information
January 22, 2007
Naturalism in London's Early Fiction
By Earl J. Wilcox
THE BRIEF ANALYSES of Jack London's literary naturalism which appear here are excerpted from my 1966 Ph.D. dissertation: “Jack London and American Literary Naturalism.” At the time of my research and writing, I did not have access to a great majority of primary source materials now available, in particular the collection at the Huntington Library and elsewhere. Having since read several of the letters and documents there and in other collections, I can say that my analysis of London's fiction would probably not have changed significantly. Introduction
January 18, 2007
Which Man Jack?
By Lou Leal
The Opera, "Every Man Jack" was an event full of great performances by cast and musicians. Unfortunately, the libretto fails badly in depicting Jack London, the man. Read a review