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"No Mentor but Myself": Jack London on Writing and Writers

by Jack London, Dale L. Walker (Editor), Jeanne Campbell Reesman

Publisher: Stanford University Press
Pages: 272
Paperback
ISBN: 9780804736367






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Overview of "No Mentor but Myself": Jack London on Writing and Writers

Review s of the First Edition:
“Walker has rendered a valuable service in his painstaking collection. . . . The result is a remarkably comprehensive view of London, ‘the writer’s writer.’”—American Literary Realism
“A remarkable collection. . . . This is a firsthand look at a writer’s honest and forthright opinions on his craft.”—Los Angeles Times

Synopsis of "No Mentor but Myself": Jack London on Writing and Writers

For this edition of Jack London’s observations on the craft of writing—culled from essays, reviews, letters, and autobiographical writings—a significant amount of new material has been added.

About the Author, Jack London

Dale L. Walker is a writer and independent scholar specializing in Western American history and Jack London studies. Jeanne Campbell Reesman is Professor of English at the University of Texas, San Antonio.

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"An absorbing account of how hard the writer worked to learn his craft. . . . We find a master prose stylist concerned with problems of slectivity and concrete issues of tone, form, atmosphere, and point of view."—Modern Philology

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