Author Jack London, who left a great body of acclaimed work by the time of his death in 1916 at age 40, would have been right at home in the cultural revolution of the 1960s, contends author and Professor Jonah Raskin in a 2008 blog entry (http://bit.ly/MN8ref).
Raskin, the editor of "The Radical Jack London: Writings on War and Revolution," will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Richmond Library at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Whittlesey Community Room at the main branch, 325 Civic Center Plaza.
"The Radical Jack London" is an anthology of the Bay Area author's more radical pieces of his day that can still resonate in a modern context.
Raskin, a book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle, has taught about London's life and works at Sonoma State University, and has also written about the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served. For more details, call 510-235-9056.