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The star rover

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Novelist and short story writer Jack London (1876-1916) contemplated the strange theory of astral travel, penning The Star Rover in 1914. The last of London's fifty books, which include White Fang and The Call of the Wild , The Star Rover centers on San Quentin prison inmate Darrell Standing, a former university professor who is serving a life sentence for murdering a colleague. To escape the tortures of his confinement, he withdraws into dreams of past lives in which he experiences what he calls his "eternal recurrence on earth." Thus the fantastic becomes a vehicle for exposing the social injustices of the U.S. prison system. One of America's great turn-of-the-century writers, London lived as a sailor, waterfront loafer, and hobo, embarking on a successful literary career based on his travels, observations of nature, and his outspoken position in the Socialist Party. Internationally recognized literary critic and essayist Leslie Fiedler, the former Samuel Clemens Professor at SUNY Buffalo, provides an insightful introduction to this lost classic.
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display_description""A genuine quest for the myths of the unconscious. [A work of] true power." -- Andrew Sinclair. An inmate sentenced to life at San Quentin escapes the horrors of his incarceration though astral travel in this boldly imaginative work by a master storyteller. Darrell Standing endures the agonies of beatings and extended periods in a straitjacket by withdrawing into intense dreams of his past lives. Standing's fantasies transport him from his harrowing confinement to identities as a nobleman in medieval France, a shipwrecked seal-hunter, an Englishman in seventeenth-century Korea, and an advisor to Pontius Pilate. This final novel by the author of The Call of the Wild is both a tale of life in solitary confinement and an epic journey across space, time, and history. Jack London delivers a moving indictment of the brutality and corruption of the prison system that is also a celebration of the power of imagination to rise above misery and to keep hope alive"--
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subject_facetAstral projection -- Fiction
California State Prison at San Quentin -- Fiction
Death row inmates -- Fiction
Paranormal fiction
Prisoners -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
title_displayThe star rover
title_fullThe star rover [classic] / Jack London
title_shortThe star rover
topic_facetAstral projection
Death row inmates