Into the Wild: An Informal Bibliography

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Into the Wild: An Informal Bibliography

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Editado: Ago 27, 2008, 8:23pm

While halfway through Into the Wild, it occurred to me that Krakauer could've included a bibliography—because this is a book full of other books.

Each chapter opens with at least one excerpt from another book, often a book that was found among McCandless's belongings or in some other way pertinent to the theme of wilderness.

I scribbled an informal bibliography of books mentioned by Krakauer throughout the text:

The work of Jack London, esp. Call of the Wild and White Fang
The work of Henry David Thoreau, esp, Walden, and Journal
The work of Mark Twain, esp. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Leo Tolstoy, “Family Happiness”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Wallace Stegner, The American West As Living Space
Wallace Stegner, Mormon Country

Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago

Paul Shepard, Man in the Landscape: A Historic View of the Esthetics of Nature
Anthony Storr, Solitude: A Return to The Self
Theodore Roszak, “In Search of the Miraculous”
Edward Hoagland, “Up The Black To Chalkyitsik
Glenn Randall, Breaking Point

W.L. Rusho, Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty

John Haines, The Stars, The Snow, The Fire: Twenty-five Years In The Northern Wilderness
John Menlove Edwards, “Letter From A Man”
John Muir, The Mountains of California
Estwick Evans, A Pedestrious Tour, Of Four Thousand Miles, Through The Western States And Territories, During The Winter And Spring of 1818
Roderick Nash, Wilderness and the American Mind
John M. Campbell, The Hungry Summer
Edward Whymper, Scrambles Amongst The Alps
Annie Dillard, Holy The Firm

Sep 6, 2010, 3:43pm

Hey, thanks, deniro.

Editado: Feb 6, 2011, 1:48pm

Autobiography of A Supertramp by W H Davies is a must for an 'Into The Wild' bibliography. Especially as poor Chris McAndless (sp.?) called himself Alexander Supertramp.

I'd strongly recommend an excellent anthology of nature writing published by Picador called Nature Reader edited by Daneil Halpern, which features many of the brilliant writers already mentioned above.