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The Call of the Wild First published in , The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London s masterpiece Based on London s experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike ➽ [Télécharger] ➺ ASP.NET Core 2 and Angular 5: Full-Stack Web Development with .NET Core and Angular Par Valerio De Sanctis ➸ – Lavons.co.uk The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London s masterpiece Based on London s experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence [Reading] ➸ A New Discovery (His Boy Next Door, By R.J. Moray – Lavons.co.uk The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike Love, genuine passionate love, was his for the first time This he had never experienced at Judge Miller s down in the sun kissed Santa Clara Valley With the Judge s sons, hunting and tramping, it had been a working partnership with the Judge s grandsons, a sort of pompous guardianship and with the Judge himself, a stately and dignified friendship But love that was feverish and burning, that was adoration, that was madness, it had taken John Thornton to arouse In reading this book, I had Love, genuine passionate love, was his for the first time This he had never experienced at Judge Miller s down in the sun kissed Santa Clara Valley With the Judge s sons, hunting and tramping, it had been a working partnership with the Judge s grandsons, a sort of pompous guardianship and with the Judge himself, a stately and dignified friendship But love that was feverish and burning, that was adoration, that was madness, it had taken John Thornton to arouse In reading this book, I had my long standing belief confirmed that one cannot know how much one has loved another human being until the latter has been removed for whatever reason and that also applies to non humans And we are talking about a dog here From his St Bernard father he had inherited size and weight, but it was his shepherd mother who had given shape to that size and weight His muzzle was the long wolf muzzle, save it was larger than the muzzle of any wolf and his head, somewhat broader, was the wolf head on a massive scale Buck s cosy lifestyle was to change forever in the fall of 1897, when the lure of gold with the Klondike strike had men rushing to northern Canada to take advantage of what they perceived to be instant wealth The one necessity to achieve this was having sled dogs and consequently Buck was taken, subjected to very rough treatment, and ended up as one of them.But Buck is no ordinary dog He soon realizes that he has to fight for survival in his new unwanted lifestyle both with living on the meagre food rations he was given and the aggressivity of his fellow dogs Nevertheless, this is a great dog and he soon becomes a legend in these northern lands with his prowess of pulling heavy loads and his sheer excellence as a sled dog He even won his owners 1,600 rather a lot of money then when he pulled a load of 1,000 lbs a distance of 100 metres.His primordial instincts, however, gradually come to the fore and I have no doubt that when he met the first wolf and spent a day with him, that he would have reverted to type but then choice unexpectedly had come into the equation with that one word love and that came in the form of John Thornton who had saved his life And as a result with that choice there are two roads that he can follow and so what does Buck decide to do I don t know why this book has had such a dramatic effect on me Perhaps the era had something to do with it, the immense lands of Canada, and Buck s continual fight for survival How could one not admire and love this incredible dog But imperceptibly he is changing too The blood longing became stronger than ever before He was a killer, a thing that preyed, living on the things that lived, unaided, alone, by virtue of his own strength and prowess, surviving triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survived And finally the following poem states it all with ancestry, instincts, and history It is taken from Atavism, a poem by John Myers O Hara Old longings nomadic leap,Chafing at custom s chain Apart from its brumal sleepWakes the ferine strain And Buck was indeed awakened.I can never begrateful that I came across this children s classic Where was I in my youth that I was never told about this spellbinding book It s not long but I actually browsed through the book again after finishing it I didn t want to let go of those incredibly moving words by Jack London Men are so cruel The way they break animals is deplorable they use them, exploit them and abuse them all in the name of sport, entertainment and human convenience Men are cruel They try to conquer rather than living in a world of mutual respect it s man who has lost his nature, and he imposes such a thing on everything he comes across, but the animals will fight backWith a roar that was almost lion like in its ferocity, he again hurled himself at the man Buck is kidnapped dognapped is Men are so cruel The way they break animals is deplorable they use them, exploit them and abuse them all in the name of sport, entertainment and human convenience Men are cruel They try to conquer rather than living in a world of mutual respect it s man who has lost his nature, and he imposes such a thing on everything he comes across, but the animals will fight backWith a roar that was almost lion like in its ferocity, he again hurled himself at the man Buck is kidnapped dognapped is probablyappropriate and forced into submission by a brutal overseer He is forced to be a sledge dog, a life of servitude he initially enjoys The dogs enjoy the sense of purpose and quickly form their own pack However, like trade goods, the animals are sold off to a new owner, one who is foolish and inexperienced when it comes to animal care He pushes the dogs too far they start to die, and he pushes the remainder even further He cares not for the fallen, and leaves them discarded in the snow without as much as a second thought they are nothing to him It s this kind of attitude that is almost the death of Buck, but he comes back For all man s wickedness, he also has the capability for good Buck experiences human kindness for the first time, forming the deep bond that dog can have with man He relishes in the friendship It s the only affection he has received in a long, long, time He doesn t want to lose it he become possessive and violent in regards to his master s attention he becomes a pet He fights other dogs for the right to sit by his human s side But such a thing is unnatural to him, and what starts to form is an internal war within his mind He wants to find his true self againThere is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive Indeed, the importance of this work resides in the title The real issue isn t a debate of ethics associated with animal treatment, but the act of being separated from one s true self Buck s innate drive calls for only one thing, to be with his own kind That s what human kind has deprived him of His natural instincts are at war with the obedient behaviour that has been bred into his psyche after domestication He wants freedom, he longs for it, and the wild calls him home Facebook Twitter Insta Academia I guess it s important to remember that this is a book about a dog I had no idea, when I was ten and I read and re read this for the first several times, that it was also a socialist fable I just really liked dogs, and we couldn t have one, so I read a lot of books about them Here s this book about Buck the Yukon sled dog His bond with his human is so strong that they ll perform miracles for each other That scene with the thousand pound sled is like the Rudy sacks the quarterback of dog sto I guess it s important to remember that this is a book about a dog I had no idea, when I was ten and I read and re read this for the first several times, that it was also a socialist fable I just really liked dogs, and we couldn t have one, so I read a lot of books about them Here s this book about Buck the Yukon sled dog His bond with his human is so strong that they ll perform miracles for each other That scene with the thousand pound sled is like the Rudy sacks the quarterback of dog stories Now, as a grown up, I finally get to have my own dog, and he likes to point his ass right at my face He s between us in bed at this very moment, his head buried down in the blankets, ass up It s my wife, then my dog s anus, then me.But socialism After being about a dog, it s actually the second thing is it s dark, holy shit People are like here, kid, here s a book about a dog, kids love dogs, and ten year old me cracks it and it s all He had killed man, the noblest game of all, and he had killed in the face of the law of club and fang He sniffed the bodies curiously They had died so easily When they re not hunting the most dangerous game, dogs keep getting slashed open to the bone or starving piteously to death Jack London spent some time grubbing for gold in the Yukon wilderness himself and he was awful at it, so he knows from hardship Jack LondonSo the third thing is that London also happened to be a socialist, and as an adult it s hard not to read Call of the Wild as an allegory You could hardly find a better socialist allegory than a team of sled dogs, right Everyone harnessed together, running together to pull a mighty load They grow to love it so much that when one dog gets sick he pulls a Boxer Buck starts the book as a pampered bourgeois and finishes it as a pack animal Here s Blair Braverman, the face of modern dogsledding and quite a good tweeter.London also brings in a healthy dose of naturalism, the then fashionable now obvious idea that the environment shapes character And there s a great deal of somewhat confused Darwinism London, like lots of other people, has confused evolution for memory, so Buck keeps having dreams about Neanderthals There s some yikesy stuff about women and minorities, not definitely offensive but you get the idea that if you got him going it d be definite eventually I ve heard that it was indeed So you see why sometimes you have to remind yourself that this is a book about a dog It s about a brave dog running in the wilderness I remember how wild and romantic it seemed to me, when I read it as a child Now I read it to my dog Does it awaken, for him too, some wild and romantic memory Does he hear the faint echoing of that primordial call He sighs deeply, from under the covers, and farts i am a dog obsessive i m nuts dogs are my moby dick they re my opera house in the jungle if i had a genie in a bottle, i d wish away all human life including my own so dogs could take over the world wait that d be wish number two number one would be that i had an olympic sized swimming pool filled with dogs and i could do a few laps then i d erase humanity seriously my dog is the coolest guy i ve ever met, my best friend, and love of my life if it sounds weird piss off i don t wan i am a dog obsessive i m nuts dogs are my moby dick they re my opera house in the jungle if i had a genie in a bottle, i d wish away all human life including my own so dogs could take over the world wait that d be wish number two number one would be that i had an olympic sized swimming pool filled with dogs and i could do a few laps then i d erase humanity seriously my dog is the coolest guy i ve ever met, my best friend, and love of my life if it sounds weird piss off i don t wanna know you so, i kinda can t not like this book and it s weird that i ve never read it well, today i did picked up this new puffin edition and polished it off in one sitting good goddamn is this a great book as an adventure story it s just incredible and then all that regression shit wow Buck, the main dog, goes back through his bloodline, down his ancestry where he watches a primitive man, all hunched over and furry, peer out the mouth of a cave into the cold blackness of the UNKNOWN there s some seriously badass jungian shit going on here spooky and ineffable and just fucking gorgeous masterpiece, baby, masterpiece and check this passage in which Buck and the other dogs chase a rabbit through a snowy, moonlit forest All that stirring of old instincts which at stated periods drives men out from the sounding cities to forest and plains to kill things by chemically propelled leaden pellets, the blood lust, the joy to kill all this was Buck s, only it was infinitelyintimate He was ranging at the head of the pack, running the wild thing down, the living meat, to kill with his own teeth and wash his muzzle to the eyes in warm blood There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive This ecstasy, this forgetfulness of living, comes to the artist, caught up and out of himself in a sheet of flame it comes to the soldier, war mad on a stricken field and refusing quarter and it came to Buck, leading the pack, sounding the old wolf cry, straining after the food that was alive and that fled swiftly before him through the moonlight He was sounding the deeps of his nature, and of the parts of his nature that were deeper than he, going back into the womb of Time he was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars and over the face of dead matter that did not move yes

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