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 Topic: "GAY" ?? Writer, author Jack London of Oakland - S

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cmlee  



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Posted: 8 Apr 2004, 12:01 am    Post subject: "GAY" ?? Writer, author Jack London of Oakland - S Reply with quote

Anyone recall a recent book about author Jack London?
I seem to recall a review, misplaced, about London's gay experiences while on the road with Coxey's Army, et al - and his jailing in Erie/Buffalo ??
Anyone help with details, leads, book links?
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Sword  



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Posted: 12 Jun 2005, 4:43 pm    Post subject: That explains a lot Reply with quote

Jack London is my role model when I write. Now that I hear that he was family I am ecstatic. I loved his way of building a scene in my mind that was so vivid that I actually felt cold when his characters fell into a river, etc.
I have a book that might interest anyone who would like to read about ammunition to have on hand when dealing with the religious right. It is on the forum under 'A new book'.
Good luck finding the publication you seek. I am sorry that I could not help.
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Posted: 22 Mar 2007, 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think we can put Jack London in the category of gay...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_London

http://www.nndb.com/people/929/000031836/
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Posted: 15 Aug 2007, 7:50 am    Post subject: Jack London Reply with quote

I don't think Jack London can be classified as a gay writer but I do think that there is a "gay" undercurrent in some of his stories. I think that he was sexually conflicted like many closeted gay people are and he was trying to deal with it both in his personal life and in his literature in a subtle way, maybe without even realizing it himself.
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Posted: 14 Nov 2007, 12:10 pm    Post subject: Jacky London Gay??? Zadzuuucks!!! Reply with quote

Well what do you think he had to do out there under the Alaskan long winter with only a male Eskimo and eight huskies????
Now if you want to explore his male fascination, try reading his short book about two prize fighters, "The Abysmal Brute" (1913), if that book does not convince you of his male orientated sexuality, then try the call of the wild outside your bedroom window.
I will sit down and try to compile evidence of his bi-sexuality, you don't have to be gay to enjoy sex with men. Damn, a lot of women do it all the time.
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vonzeplin  



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Posted: 14 Nov 2007, 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: "GAY" ?? Writer, author Jack London of Oakland Reply with quote

cmlee wrote:
Anyone recall a recent book about author Jack London?
I seem to recall a review, misplaced, about London's gay experiences while on the road with Coxey's Army, et al - and his jailing in Erie/Buffalo ??
Anyone help with details, leads, book links?

In a humorous vein, they might have been entitled, "How I Spent Six Months in Alaska and Jack London"
or was it "London Bridge is Fall'en Out, Fellaccio is Better Now"
or was it "Jacking Off In London"
or was it "Getting into London or Gay Jack's Back"
or was it "How I Came to Hear Jack London's Call of the Wild"
or was it "I Called Jack a Queer and He Busted Me in the Mouth. Did That Feel Good!"
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Posted: 5 Dec 2007, 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Jacky London Gay??? Zadzuuucks!!! Reply with quote

vonzeplin wrote:
Well what do you think he had to do out there under the Alaskan long winter with only a male Eskimo and eight huskies????
Now if you want to explore his male fascination, try reading his short book about two prize fighters, "The Abysmal Brute" (1913), if that book does not convince you of his male orientated sexuality, then try the call of the wild outside your bedroom window.
I will sit down and try to compile evidence of his bi-sexuality, you don't have to be gay to enjoy sex with men. Damn, a lot of women do it all the time.


yeah I've noticed that whenever a guy has had sex with men he's branded as being "gay" automatically and that bisexual writers like Oscar Wilde and Herman Melville are seen as being gay here on this site when they're not.
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Posted: 7 Dec 2007, 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read Jack London's writing in my English class. From what I understand it gives no mention of his sexual orientation. He was married twice but have no knowledge of any sexual relationships with men. I'll have to investigate this further.

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