WorldCat Identities

Reesman, Jeanne Campbell

Works: 32 works in 106 publications in 3 languages and 7,022 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Archives  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3523.O46, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Publications about  Jeanne Campbell Reesman Publications about Jeanne Campbell Reesman
Publications by  Jeanne Campbell Reesman Publications by Jeanne Campbell Reesman
Most widely held works about Jeanne Campbell Reesman
Most widely held works by Jeanne Campbell Reesman
Jack London's racial lives a critical biography by Jeanne Campbell Reesman ( )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Jack London (1876-1916), known for his naturalistic and mythic tales, remains among the most popular and influential American writers in the world. Jack London's Racial Lives offers the first full study of the enormously important issue of race in London's life and diverse works, whether set in the Klondike, Hawaii, or the South Seas or during the Russo-Japanese War, the Jack Johnson world heavyweight bouts, or the Mexican Revolution. Reesman explores his choices of genre by analyzing racial content and purpose and judges his literary artistry against a standard of racial tolerance. Although he promoted white superiority in novels and nonfiction, London sharply satirized racism and meaningfully portrayed racial others - most often as protagonists - in his short fiction." "Why the disparity? For London, racial and class identity were intertwined: his formation as an artist began with the mixed "heritage" of his family. His mother taught him racism, but he learned something different from his African American foster mother, Virginia Prentiss. Childhood poverty, shifting racial allegiances, and a "psychology of want" helped construct the many "houses" of race and identity he imagined. Reesman also examines London's socialism, his study of Darwin and Jung, and the illnesses he suffered in the South Seas." "With new readings of The Call of the Wild and Martin Eden, and many other works, such as the explosive Pacific stories, Reesman reveals that London employed many of the same literary tropes of race used by African American writers of his period: the slave narrative, double-consciousness, the tragic mulatto, and ethnic diaspora. Hawaii seemed to inspire his most memorable visions of a common humanity."--BOOK JACKET
Jack London by Earle Labor ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While he produced a thousand words a day for 17 years, selling virtually everything he wrote, commanding top dollar from such magazines as Atlantic and Harper's, and producing over 50 books - on topics ranging from Klondike gold-hunting to Socialism, from prize-fighting to agrarianism - London's greatness lay in far more than his ability to produce for the marketplace. Instead, as Labor and Reesman convincingly illustrate, London's work departs sharply from the best-seller formulas of his age. He pioneered the apocalyptic novel and dystopian fiction; his People of the Abyss (1903) compares favorably with William Blake's treatises on England's poor; his indictment of the white man's South Seas excursions is as incisive as Herman Melville's; and his use of themes from Freud and Jung anticipated the new literature of the 1920s. Exploring such extraordinary works as Martin Eden (1909), London's autobiographical masterpiece; The Cruise of the Snark (1911), the compelling account of his sailing voyage halfway around the world; and The Star Rover (1915), his fantastic dramatization of astral projection, Labor and Reesman neatly lay to rest a second misconception: that London's creative energies declined during the last decade of his life."
Jack London : a study of the short fiction by Jeanne Campbell Reesman ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an in-depth critical introduction to the short stories of Jack London. Includes a detailed analyses of every significant story, biographical information, a chronology of the artist's life and works, and a representative selection of critical responses
Jack London, photographer by Jeanne Campbell Reesman ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Jack London (1876-1916) remains one of the most widely read American writers, known for his naturalist fiction, socialist novels and essays, journalism, and the many adventures that he shared with the world. London was also an accomplished photographer, producing nearly twelve thousand photographs during his lifetime. Jack London, Photographer, the first book devoted to London's photography, reveals a vital dimension of his artistry, barely known until now. London's subjects included such peoples as the ragged homeless of London's East End and the freezing refugees of the Russo-Japanese War. On assignment for the Hearst Syndicate, Collier's, and other magazines, London made photographs of San Francisco in ruins after the 1906 earthquake and fire and, during his voyage aboard the Snark, produced humane images of the South Sea islanders that contrasted dramatically with the period's stereotypical portraits of indigenous peoples. In 1914 he documented the U.S. invasion of Veracruz during the Mexican Revolution. Although some of the images were used in newspaper and magazine stories and in his books The People of the Abyss and The Cruise of the Snark, the majority have remained unpublished until prior to this volume. The volume's more than two hundred photographs were printed from the original negatives in the California State Parks collection and from the original photographs in albums at the Huntington Library. They are reproduced here as duotones from silver gelatin prints. The general and chapter introductions place London's photographs in the context of his writings and his times"--Page [2] of dust jacket
Rereading Jack London ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack London has long been recognized as one of the most colorful figures in American literature. He is America's most widely translated author (into more than 80 languages), and although his works have been neglected until recently by academic critics in the United States, he is finally winning recognition as a major figure in American literary history. The breadth and depth of new critical study of London's work in recent decades attest to his newfound respectability. London criticism has moved beyond the traditional concerns of realism and naturalism as well as beyond a timeworn biographical focus to engage such theoretical approaches as race, gender, class, post-structuralism, and new historicism. The range and intellectual energy of the essays collected here give the reader a new sense of London's richness and variety, especially his treatment of diverse cultures. Having in the past focused more on London's personal "world," we are now afforded an opportunity to look more closely at his art and the numerous worlds it uncovers
Trickster lives : culture and myth in American fiction ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At once criminal and savior, clown and creator, antagonist and mediator, the character of trickster has made frequent appearances in works by writers the world over. Usually a figure both culturally specific and transcendent, trickster leads the way to the unconscious, the concealed, and the seemingly unattainable. This book offers thirteen interpretations of trickster in American writing, including essays on works by African America, Native America, Pacific Rim, and Latino writers, as well as an examination of trickster politics. This collection conveys the trickster's imprint on the modern world
Speaking the other self : American women writers by Jeanne Campbell Reesman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring a variety of writers over an array of time periods, subject matter, race and ethnicity, sexual preference, tradition, genre, and style, this volume represents the fruits of the dramatic and celebrated growth of the study of American women writers today. From established figures to emerging voices and contemporaries, the essays present fresh approaches and furnish a wealth of illustrations for the multiple selves created and addressed in women's writing
Jack London : one hundred years a writer ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American designs : the late novels of James and Faulkner by Jeanne Campbell Reesman ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and Italian and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No mentor but myself : Jack London on writers and writing by Jack London ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack London, one of the most read and recognized figures in American literature, produced an immense body of work, including 22 novels, 200 short stories, memoirs, newspaper articles, book reviews, essays, and poems. A significant and revealing feature of London's literary life lies in his introspective observations on the craft of writing, brought together in this collection of essays, reviews, letters and autobiographical writings. London's public role as a daring, carefree man of action has obscured the shrewd, disciplined, and methodical writer whose practical reflections and mediations of his profession provide a vivid portrait of the literary industry in turn-of-the-century America
Critical companion to Jack London : a literary reference to his life and work by Jeanne Campbell Reesman ( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A literary criticism of author Jack London's works including some biographical information
The Norton anthology of American literature by Nina Baym ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of American literature from 1865 to 1914, featuring excerpted and complete works from such authors as Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Henry James, James Weldon Johnson, and many others, and including a selection of Native American chants and songs
A handbook of critical approaches to literature by Wilfred L Guerin ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Now in its fourth edition, A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature has become a standard introduction to the close reading of literature. It offers students and other readers a variety of ways to interpret a piece of literature, ranging from traditional approaches through the formalist, the psychological, the mythic and archetypal, and into such contemporary approaches as feminist criticism and cultural studies. Applying these diverse approaches to the same five works, the book shows students how various methods offer different insights, enriching their response to and understanding of the individual work. This fourth edition features a new chapter on cultural studies and the inclusion and interpretation of Alice Walker's singularly rich short story, "Everyday Use.""--BOOK JACKET
The Norton anthology of American literature by Nina Baym ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With attention to selections by women writers, outstanding works of American poetry, prose, and fiction from the colonial era to the present are presented
L'amour et rien d'autre by Jack London ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman épistolaire du début du XXe siècle, entre Hebert Wace, jeune Anglais étudiant à Londres, et son père adoptif, le poète anglais Dane Kempton. Durant deux années, ils s'échangèrent 29 lettres sur le thème de l'amour. Cette discussion autour de l'amour est le prétexte à replacer l'homme et son avenir dans le contexte de ce tournant du siècle
Norton Anthology of American Literature by Nina Baym ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 8th edition of 'The Norton Anthology of American Literature' presents complete major works, balancing classic and newly emergent works
The Norton anthology of American literature ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Jack London story and the Beauty Ranch : by I. Milo Shepard ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Jack London family, including grandmother Eliza London Shepard and father Irving Shepard; memories of growing up on the London "Beauty" Ranch and of Charmian Kittredge London; London daughters Joan Abbot and Becky London; the controversy surrounding the London estate and London's alleged suicide; London biographers, including Irving Stone and Sailor on Horseback; London scholarship; history of the Jack London Ranch and London's agrarian dream; development of Jack London State Park; issues of development and conservation in Sonoma County; running the London vineyards in the 21st century
"Interest" and "design" : narrative epistemology in the late novels of Henry James and William Faulkner by Jeanne Campbell Reesman ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Norton anthology of American literature ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.00 for Biography ... to 0.74 for L'amour et ...)
Alternative Names
Campbell Reesman, Jeanne
Reesman, Jeanne C.
English (88)
French (3)
Italian (1)