Friday, July 27, 2007

Top 10 tales of metamorphosis

Thomas Bloor named a "top ten tales of metamorphosis" list for the Guardian.

Number 9 on the list:
The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Not a supernatural event, more a Nietzschien transformation. Buck is changed from flabby house dog into the feared leader of a pack of wolves in the Alaskan wilderness. And the metamorphosis doesn't quite end; the closing paragraphs hinting at a further transformation as the living, breathing animal becomes the subject of a local legend and thus acquires a form of immortality.
Read more about Bloor's list.

--Marshal Zeringue