Martin Eden: A Story of Failure – by Joan London

2019-12-03T19:49:31+00:00December 3rd, 2019|LITERATURE|

by Joan London Of all Jack London’s serious works, none has been more widely misapprehended than Martin Eden, which he began to write soon after the Snark reached Honolulu. Most readers, ignoring the tragic ending which Jack deliberately conceived and logically reached for this novel, have regarded it solely as [...]

Martin Eden: The Love of Death – by Robert Hass

2019-12-03T09:11:59+00:00December 3rd, 2019|LITERATURE|

Robert Hass, in his introduction to the Bantam edition of "Martin Eden", points out that Jack London simply reflects the culture of his time, a culture that was dominated by imperialism, social Darwinism, and a style of aggressive masculinity.

Martin Eden: Jack London’s Poem Of The Mind

2019-11-04T23:58:46+00:00November 4th, 2019|LITERATURE|

by Sam S. Baskett The poem of the mind in the act of finding What will suffice. —“Of Modern Poetry,” Wallace Stevens When Martin Eden says, ‘‘My desire to write is the most vital thing in me,”1 he is merely giving ‘‘impassioned voice” to what has been apparent from the [...]

Jack London: Martin Eden – by Franklin Walker

2019-12-05T19:51:56+00:00June 5th, 2019|LITERATURE|

Fifty books remain—the product of Jack London's fevered spirit and tremendous energy. Of them, none is better than Martin Eden. Like all his books, it is uneven in structure, sometimes clumsy in expression, at times mawkish in tone. Yet it possesses great lasting power, having more vitality today than it did the day it issued from the press.

Martin Eden: Jack London’s ”Splendid Dream”

2019-12-05T19:36:28+00:00May 5th, 2019|LITERATURE|

by Sam S. Baskett Vividly embodying as it does the tangled strands of Jack London’s personal, cultural, intellectual and artistic experience, Martin Eden remains a readable, affecting work sufficiently complex to invite continued critical attention. The results of this attention, however, have been inconclusive. Some critics, pointing to the novel’s [...]

Jack London – Martin Eden [Testo Italiano]

2020-01-27T18:54:03+00:00January 27th, 2019|LITERATURE|

Martin Eden è un romanzo dello scrittore statunitense Jack London che racconta la difficile vita di un ragazzo del popolo che lotta disperatamente per diventare uno scrittore, ispirato e sostenuto in questo dal suo amore per la bellezza e per Ruth, una giovane figlia dell'alta borghesia di San Francisco.