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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London ed. by Kenneth K. Brandt and Jeanne Campbell Reesman (review)

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London ed. by Kenneth K. Brandt and Jeanne Campbell... Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London, edited by Kenneth K. Brandt and Jeanne Campbell Reesman. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2015. x + 222 pp. Cloth, $40.00; Paper, $24.00. john hay For much of the twentieth century, anthologies of American literature either omitted Jack London’s work entirely or included just a single short story, usually “To Build a Fire.” In their introduction to Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London, Kenneth K. Brandt and Jeanne Campbell Reesman acknowledge that London is largely known today as the author of both that story and The Call of the Wild, his most popular novel. But in the last ten years, with a host of new scholarship stressing his global presence, a much wider selection of his writings has been made available to educators. Appearing in 2007, the seventh edition of the Norton Anthology of American Literature (co-edited by Reesman) offered an unusually extensive London section, reprinting six different pieces (“The Law of Life,” “To Build a Fire,” “The Mexican,” “The House of Pride,” “Mauki,” and a portion of “What Life Means to Me”) and characterizing the author as a writer of the Pacific Rim. The Jack http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in American Naturalism uni_neb

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London ed. by Kenneth K. Brandt and Jeanne Campbell Reesman (review)

Studies in American Naturalism , Volume 11 (2) – Aug 29, 2016

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Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London, edited by Kenneth K. Brandt and Jeanne Campbell Reesman. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2015. x + 222 pp. Cloth, $40.00; Paper, $24.00. john hay For much of the twentieth century, anthologies of American literature either omitted Jack London’s work entirely or included just a single short story, usually “To Build a Fire.” In their introduction to Approaches to Teaching the Works of Jack London, Kenneth K. Brandt and Jeanne Campbell Reesman acknowledge that London is largely known today as the author of both that story and The Call of the Wild, his most popular novel. But in the last ten years, with a host of new scholarship stressing his global presence, a much wider selection of his writings has been made available to educators. Appearing in 2007, the seventh edition of the Norton Anthology of American Literature (co-edited by Reesman) offered an unusually extensive London section, reprinting six different pieces (“The Law of Life,” “To Build a Fire,” “The Mexican,” “The House of Pride,” “Mauki,” and a portion of “What Life Means to Me”) and characterizing the author as a writer of the Pacific Rim. The Jack

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