Stewart Gabel Explores Jack London’s Life and Writing From a Jungian Perspective

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‘Jack London: A Man In Search Of Meaning’ Compares Jack London’s and Carl Jung’s Lives, Provides Analysis in New Book

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The unsatisfactory answers to this question that came to his consciousness were associated with alcoholism, depression, suicidal thoughts and great personal turmoil.

In “Jack London: A Man In Search Of Meaning: A Jungian Perspective” (published by AuthorHouse), author Stewart Gabel explores the application of Carl Jung’s theories of analytical psychology, which emphasize the importance of seeking personal meaning in one’s life, to the issue of meaning in Jack London’s life and selected writings – specifically “Call of the Wild.”

“London was dedicated to the betterment of his fellow man, while always seeming to have been tormented by the question of the meaning of life,” says Gabel. “The unsatisfactory answers to this question that came to his consciousness were associated with alcoholism, depression, suicidal thoughts and great personal turmoil.” In “Jack London: A Man In Search Of Meaning,” Gabel theorizes that applying Jung’s individuation process into London’s conscious life may have made his life more satisfying and less tumultuous.

Gabel also traces the development of London’s relationship to personal meaning on conscious and unconscious levels over the course of his life. Considering historical facts of London’s life, their possible psychological significance and analytical interpretations of his life and selected writings, Gabel discusses the issue of personal meaning, as understood within the Jungian framework.

It is Gabel’s hope that readers will take away a deeper understanding of London’s life and writings and a greater understanding London’s life journey from the perspective of Jungian psychology.

Jack London: A Man In Search Of Meaning
By Stewart Gabel
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 190 pages | ISBN 9781477283332
E-Book | 190 pages | ISBN 9781477283325
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Stewart Gabel is a physician who has spent time working in a number of medical fields including general (adult) and child and adolescent psychiatry. He has authored, co-authored and edited several books and approximately 75 articles in the fields of health, mental health and organizational change. “The Call of the Wild” made a deep impact on Gabel and after entering a training program in analytical psychology to become a Jungian analyst, realized that Jack London seemed to have been strongly affected by Carl Jung’s early work. This book is based on the thesis that resulted from Gabel’s studies of both Jung and London.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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