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  • The Sea Wolf
  • Jack London
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  • 13 September 2020
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Free download The Sea Wolf characters ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jack London Jack London ↠ 4 characters Inez which collides with another ship in the fog and sinks He is set adrift in the Bay eventually being picked up by Wolf LarsenLarsen is the captain of a seal hunting schooner. I believe that life is a mess Captain Wolf Larson answered promptly It is like yeast a ferment a thing that moves and may move for a minute an hour a year or a hundred years but that in the end will cease to move The big eat the little that they may continue to move the strong eat the weak that they may retain their strength The lucky eat the most and move the longest that is all Jack London The Sea WolfThis is just like Moby Dick if Moby Dick had been written by Hemingway That s a good thing Of all the classics I ve read sometimes grudgingly Moby Dick frustrated me the most I like everything about it in theory It is epic in scope big in ideas and populated by fascinating characters It has whales and ships and tyrannical captains and harpoons which are some pretty good ingredients if you ask me But I despised it Turns out I should have been reading The Sea Wolf instead There are some differences of course Both have ships but in The Sea Wolf you substitute seals for whales and rifles for harpoons Also where Moby Dick is bloated and obscure The Sea Wolf is blunt pared down and direct It is a flint hard epic told in a lean mean 281 pages in my Modern Library paperback edition I ve often found that reading an alleged classic means that I m in for an intellectual struggle Not here The Sea Wolf reads like a modern page turner London does not mess around with long setups The novel starts with Humphrey Van Weyden a doughy soft handed trust fund lad with literary aspirations on the deck of a ferry in San Francisco Bay espousing his unearned opinions about the mathematical ease of seamanship Before he can finish that thought and before the end of the fourth full page that ferry has been sliced open in a collision with a second ship dumping Humphrey into the sea Humphrey a proto metrosexual is picked up by a sealing schooner called the Ghost The Ghost is captained by one of literature s great creations Captain Wolf Larson Larson is a stunning character by turns brutal and brilliant part psychopath and part poet He is described in almost otherworldly terms by Humphrey who is the novel s first person narratorMy first impression or feel of the man was not of his height but of his strength And yet while he was of massive build with broad shoulders and deep chest I could not characterize his strength as massive It was what might be termed a sinewy knotty strength of the kind we ascribe to lean and wiry men but which in him because of his heavy build partook of the enlarged gorilla order Not that in appearance he seemed in the least gorilla like What I am striving to express is this strength itself as a thing apart from his physical semblance It was a strength we are wont to associate with things primitive with wild animals and the creatures we imagine our tree dwelling prototypes to have been a strength savage ferocious alive in itself the essence of life in that it is the potency of motion the elemental in short that which writhes in the body of a snake when the head is cut off and the snake as a snake is dead or which lingers in a shapeless lump of turtle meat and recoils and uivers from the prod of a fingerFor the bulk of the novel up until a plot turn that I will not reveal the narrative is rather episodic Scenes of action and acclimation where Humphrey begins to transform into that which he detests are interspersed with a dialectic between Humphrey and Larson The two men are philosophical opposites with Humphrey representing a familiar strand of liberal humanism concerned with goodness right action and the immortal soul In opposition Larson is a kind of Nietzschean narcissist concerned only with himself and achieving his own ends whatever the cost to others Humphrey is initially appalled by Larson a stance he attempts to maintain even as he nurtures a near obsession with understanding him Of course as you might expect Humphrey is drawn to certain aspects of Larson s being Specifically he starts to reevaluate himself as he grows harder stronger a competent seaman while toiling on the Ghost This is in a way simultaneously a celebration and a deconstruction of masculinity The Sea Wolf is really a joy to read The secondary characters are mostly excellent if a bit shallow There are some memorable dramatic set pieces featuring men against nature and men against other men The writing is vivid especially the descriptions of the sea of storms and sualls and dead calms London is also uite adept at capturing the functioning of a turn of the century sailing vessel He was once on a vessel like the Ghost and that experience shows I am often leery of books that attempt to have characters debate the deeper meanings of life When I read them I feel like I ve stumbled into a room full of half baked freshmen who ve finished half a semester of Philosophy 101 The Sea Wolf has a tendency to get close to this threshold with the interactions between Humphrey and Wolf Ultimately though it wears its philosophical and psychological complexity lightly I could swallow their endless debates because they were sweetened by scenes of dash and excitement while their competing theories were demonstrated with instances of primal brutality In other words London does a good job of showing and telling rather than just telling He is also almost giddy in the way he mixes genres and changes tones One moment things are super dark the next things might be as light and delicate as new fallen snow And yes I know I m speaking in riddles but I don t want to ruin any surprises This is an imperfect novel While the relationship between Humphrey and Wolf Larson is mesmerizing a separate pairing later on does not work nearly so well Even when there are false notes though London keeps the tale afloat His world of sailors and their ship and the sea is so fully realized that it makes up for many if not all shortcomings Besides at less than 300 pages the kind of imperfections I m talking about are not fatal I cannot say the same for the imperfections of Moby Dick Classics can be a chore Not this one This is like eating a candy bar and calling it exercise

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Free download The Sea Wolf characters ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Jack London Jack London ↠ 4 characters The Sea Wolf is a 1904 psychological adventure novel by Jack London about a literary critic Humphrey van WeydenThe story starts with him aboard a San Francisco ferry called Mart. this has gotta be one of the biggest piece of shit pulpy ridiculous shitshows of a novel ever and i freely admit that i love it yeah that s right this is my Valley of the Dolls here s the deal an effete bookworm gets on a boat that crashes just off the san fransiscan coast and is scooped out of the water and brought onto the seal hunting Ghost headed to Japan and captained by Wolf Larson the darkest most demented and brutal guy to walk the planet this guy makes ahab kurtz and bligh look like merril fucking stubing no shit and he s got a brother named Death Death Larson and Wolf Larson i mean c mon Death Larson golden bearded like a sea king six feet eight or nine inches in stature 240 pounds And there was no fat on him It was all bone and muscleour faithful narrator one wait for it wait for it Hump Van Weydon describes Wolf as not immoral merely unmoral forget leopold loeb or raskalnikov Wolf Larson is the true nietzschean superman here s a typical bit of dialogue that Wolf happily spews while observing one of his crewmen Look at him Hump Look at this bit of animated dust this aggregation of matter that moves and breathes and defies me and thoroughly believes itself to be compounded of something good that is impressed with certain fictions such as righteousness and honestyin another scene to fully express the idea that the human animal can never fully accept death even if the intellect believes it has Wolf strangles Hump into unconsciousness while waxing philosophic on the old bodymind dialectic purty cool through the course of the book Wolf Larson beats the shit out of multiple men at once climbs a ladder with attackers hanging off his arms back and legs he beats the crap out of Hump Johnson Leach Johanson Cooky and yes even Death Larson he beats up a shark yes a shark after tossing Mugridge overboard Wolf spies a shark fin and with a single arm he hoists Mugridge out the sharks leaps out of the water and bites off Mugridge s foot naturally while the crew scrambles for a tourniuet Wolf s gotta teach the shark a lesson later on Wolf tries to set himself on fire laughs when knives are thrown at him and finally he fully enjoys it as his brain slowly shuts down yeah you read that right unfortunately the book gets kind of good y know really good not like gloriously deranged good at the end when Hump Maud Brewster the fast talking NYC poetess and Wolf get shipwrecked on a tiny island inhabited by angry seals and some kind of mysterious neurological condition shuts down Wolf s body bit by bit eventually reducing him to a blind deaf mute uadriplegic who conveys his profound and nihilistic joy at the universe s ultimate fuck you by flashing a crooked smile and tapping messages out with a single fingeryou really gotta read this shit to believe it it s fucking great it s the book that Uma Thurman s character in Sweet and Lowdown would have written it s the book i wish i d written and i gotta profess a deep love for jack london multiple novels about dogs and now this fuck yes man you are my hero i spent this past new year s at london s favorite bar The First and Last Chance Saloon named such as it s right on the water the sailor s first chance to get drunk upon arrival and last chance upon departure the very bar where jack london wrote The Sea Wolf explains a lot he must ve been shitfaced when he wrote this madhouse absofuckinglutelywell don t know if i wanna give this five stars or one star so i ll be a total pussy and give it three

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