His adventure novels “White Fang” and “The Sea-Wolf” made him a legend. The settings of his books ranged from the Klondike to the South Pacific. But his path to becoming a celebrated author was arduous. As a child, Jack London had to work in a factory in order to help feed his family. As a young man, he became an illegal oyster pirate in the Bay Area. Eventually, Jack London became the world’s most successful author. He indulged in alcohol, he was considered a “bad boy” and strikingly handsome. His energy was limitless: He attempted to start his own organic ranch, and at the same time, developed his socialist ideas in numerous political essays. With his work on behalf of the poor and outcast and his environmental awareness, his relevance is undiminished today. Tonight, we rediscover his writing through brilliant readings by Joachim Król and lively and vivid presentations by Paul Ingendaay.
German translation: Lutz Wolff.