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...sed for his work on many short stories depicting the Man versus Nature conflict. His use of imagery and symbolism in “To Build a Fire” made this story one of his most known and memorable ones. Being abandoned at age 11 and living on his own to come back and become one of the first American authors to make a living as a writer makes him a truly remarkable man.
"To Build a Fire, Jack London: Introduction." Short Story Criticism. Ed. Justin Karr Editor. Vol. 49. Gale Group, Inc., 2002. eNotes.com. 2006. 7 Apr, 2008
To Build A Fire Study Guide. 6 Apr. 2008
Wikipedia. Jack London. By various authors, 4 April 2008. 7 Apr. 2008 >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_London>.
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