The first time i read john barleycorn was about 40 years ago i read it then mainly out of curiosity and apprehension ive come back to what i see as londons story within a story to identify with his lifelong experience with alcohol. John barleycorn is an autobiographical novel by jack london dealing with his enjoyment of drinking and struggles with alcoholism it was published in 1913 the title is taken from the british folksong john barleycorn john barleycorn alcoholic memoirs oxford university press. First published in 1913 john barleycorn is the first intelligent literary treatise on alcohol in american literature london offers acute generalizations on barleycorn together with a close narrative of his own drinking career which was heroic in scale. Librivox recording of john barleycorn or alcoholic memoirs by jack london read by peter kelleher jack london died at the age of forty in this autobiographical work london describes his life as seen through the eyes of john barleycorn alcohol. John barleycorn alcoholic memoirs by jack london published in 1913 this harrowing autobiographical a to z of drinking shattered londons reputation as a clean living adventurer and massively successful author of such books as white fang and the call of the wild
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