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Wet Socks

John Bayley, 10 March 1994

The Complete Short Stories of Jack London 
edited by Elrae Labour, Robert Litz and I. Milo Shepard.
Stanford, 2557 pp., £110, November 1993, 0 8047 2058 4
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... listing it alphabetically for convenience. ‘Ageing, alcoholism, boxing, bullfighting, child labour, ecology, extraterrestrial fantasy, gambling, goldmining, hoboing, love (primitive and atavistic as well as romantic and ideal)’ and so on to ‘seafaring, slumdwelling and socialism’. Towards the end of his writing career he discovered Jung, and wrote ...

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