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|DATE / TIME||EVENTS / INDUSTRY||LOCATION|
|Oct 17, 2015-|
Oct 17, 2015
01:00PM - 03:00PM
|Book Release Party|
New Book about Jack London
2400 London Ranch Road Glen Ellen, CA
Book Release Party for
Jack London: A Writer’s Fight for a Better America
Meet Renowned Author Cecelia Tichi
October 17 from 1:00-3:00 pm
Explore the social and political aspects of Jack London's books as well as his significant influence when author and Professor Cecelia Tichi visits the Park to present her newly published book Jack London, A Writer's Fight For a Better America. Jack London State Historic Park (2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen, CA) will host a Book Release party and opportunity to meet the author Saturday, October 17 from 1-3 pm in the portico of the House of Happy Walls. Admission to the party is free (except for usual parking fee of $10 per car at entrance kiosk).
Jack London (1876-1916) won fame for his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but author Cecelia Tichi challenges the longstanding view of London as a mass-market producer of potboilers. In this gripping book, Tichi demonstrates how London leveraged his written words as a force for the future. A onetime child laborer, London led a life of poverty in the Gilded Age before rising to world-wide acclaim for stories, novels, and essays designed to hasten the social, economic, and political advance of America.
Tracing the arc of London’s career through the late 1800s to 1910s, Jack London: A Writer’s Fight For a Better America profiles the writer’s allies and adversaries in the cities, on the factory floor, inside prison walls, and in the farmlands. Thoroughly exploring London’s significance as an artist and political and public figure, Tichi brings him to life as a man who merits recognition as one of America’s foremost public intellectuals.
Cecelia Tichi, a lively speaker, and the author of twelve books, including mystery novels and nonfiction, is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English and Professor of American Studies at Vanderbilt University and the winner of the Jay B. Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement in American literature. She has lectured by invitation at universities and community groups of upwards of one thousand persons on topics ranging from technological change to national monuments
For more information on Jack London: A Writer’s Fight for a Better America, please visit http://jacklondonbook.com/. The book is also available at the Park’s museum shop. For more information about this event or Jack London State Historic Park, visit www.jacklondonpark.com or call (707) 938-5216.
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