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January 26th 2019: Under the Deck Awnings by Jack London


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Please join us for our next chat in  #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EST) January 26, 2019 -- 01:30  A.M. (GMT) January 27th -- for a discussion of "Under the Deck Awnings" by Jack London.

 Jack London was a prolific American author/news paper columnist during the late 19th and early 20th century.  His stories tended to focus on adventure and danger and often involved sea voyages or exploration of strange or exotic lands.  He was of course a product of his times, and in accord with the tender sensibilities of that kinder and gentler age, managed to describe life in rough locales without resort to what we would now consider "realistic dialogue".   Were he writing this story today it might have been called "The ***** on the Promenade Deck", but the strongest term used in the story was in the rhetorical question: "When is a woman a pig?"

I think you will enjoy reading the story and I know we will have lots of fun discussing it.

The story is available american literature.com at:  https://americanliterature.com/author/jack-london/short-story/under-the-deck-awnings

An audio version (pod cast complete with a GEICO commercial at the beginning) is available at:  https://recordedhistory.net/2018/01/29/under-the-deck-awnings-by-jack-london/

Meeting Place:  #Readers_Corner 

     Webchat: http://koach.com/chatlogin.php?chan=readers_corner

     mIRC Users:  /server -m chat3.koach.com:6667 -j #readers_corner

I hope to see you all at our chat.  Don't forget to bring a friend.

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