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November 4, 2013

Jack London: American Life
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.
Go to interview.

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

Jack London LakeSave London Lake Project!
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

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