The Resource Author under sail : the imagination of Jack London, 1893-1902, James (Jay) W. Williams

Author under sail : the imagination of Jack London, 1893-1902, James (Jay) W. Williams

Label
Author under sail : the imagination of Jack London, 1893-1902
Title
Author under sail
Title remainder
the imagination of Jack London, 1893-1902
Statement of responsibility
James (Jay) W. Williams
Title variation
Imagination of Jack London, 1893-1902
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Author Under Sail, Jay Williams offers the first complete literary biography of Jack London as a professional writer engaged in the labor of writing. It examines the authorial imagination in London's work, the use of imagination in both his fiction and nonfiction, and the ways he defined imagination in the creative process in his business dealings with his publishers, editors, and agents. In this first volume of a two-volume biography, Williams traverses the years 1893 to 1902, from London's "Story of a Typhoon" to The People of the Abyss. The Jack London who emerges in the pages of Author Under Sail is a writer whose partnership with publishers, most notably his productive alliance with George Brett of Macmillan, was one of the most formative in American literary history. London pioneered many author models during the heyday of realism and naturalism, blurring the boundaries of these popular genres by focusing on absorption and theatricality and the representation of the seen and unseen. London created an impassioned, sincere, and extremely personal realism unlike that of other American writers of the time. Author Under Sail is a literary tour de force that reveals the full range of London as writer, creative citizen, and entrepreneur at the same time it sheds light on the maverick side of machine-age literature."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3523.O46
LC item number
Z9955 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Author under sail : the imagination of Jack London, 1893-1902, James (Jay) W. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Spirit Truth -- From Absorption to Theatricality and Back Again -- "I Will Build a New Present" -- Sons as Authors -- Fathers as Publishers -- The Daughter as Author -- Lovers as Authors -- At Sea with the Family -- Yellow News, Yellow Stories -- The Return Home -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn891138519
Extent
1 online resource (x, 600 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803256835
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/ctt1d9jw08
  • b39bb002-a99f-4652-a5fd-4bde505c5293
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.b34460548
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891138519
  • pebcs0803256825

Library Locations

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