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Book Title: The Carreta|
ISBN 13: 9780809033607
The author of the book: B. Traven
Edition: Hill & Wang
Date of issue: June 1st 1970
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Reader ratings: 5.2
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It really is a shame that more people have not read B.Traven. His style and story telling is unfuckwithable.
That being said I thought this was not as good as Government, the first book in the jungle novels. The only flaw is in Mr. Travens beautiful written and extreamly detailed prose of daily mexican life. All is told in exquisite facftual tone with a thin but very hard cynical and humourus tone (mostly in regards to the government, church and other aspects of "civilization". At times it can drag on, but when you find it does just focus on what is being written, the way the words sweat and live on the page. It is amazing now and hard to believe he was writing in the 20^s. Pretty close to perfect. 4stars indeed.
but if you want perfect Traven, go with the Death Ship.
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Read information about the authorB. Traven (February, 1882? – March 26, 1969?) was the pen name of a German novelist, whose real name, nationality, date and place of birth and details of biography are all subject to dispute. A rare certainty is that B. Traven lived much of his life in Mexico, where the majority of his fiction is also set—including his best-known work, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1927), which was adapted as the Academy Award nominated film of the same name in 1948.
Virtually every detail of Traven's life has been disputed and hotly debated. There were many hypotheses on the true identity of B. Traven, some of them wildly fantastic. Most agree, that Traven was Ret Marut, a German stage actor and anarchist, who supposedly left Europe for Mexico around 1924. There are also reasons to believe that Marut/Traven's real name was Otto Feige and that he was born in Schwiebus in Brandenburg, modern day Świebodzin in Poland. B. Traven in Mexico is also connected with Berick Traven Torsvan and Hal Croves, both of whom appeared and acted in different periods of the writer's life. Both, however, denied being Traven and claimed that they were his literary agents only, representing him in contacts with his publishers.
B. Traven is the author of twelve novels, one book of reportage and several short stories, in which the sensational and adventure subjects combine with a critical attitude towards capitalism, betraying the socialist and even anarchist sympathies of the writer. B. Traven's best known works include the novels The Death Ship from 1926 and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre from 1927, in 1948 filmed by John Huston, and the so-called Jungle Novels, also known as the Caoba cyclus (from the Spanish word caoba, meaning mahogany), a group of six novels (including The Carreta, Government), published in the years 1930-1939, set among Mexican Indians just before and during the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century. B. Traven's novels and short stories became very popular as early as the interwar period and retained this popularity after the war; they were also translated into many languages. Most of B. Traven's books were published in German first and their English editions appeared later; nevertheless the author always claimed that the English versions were the original ones and that the German versions were only their translations. This claim is not taken seriously.
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