B. Traven





B. Traven

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B. 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 19
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Average rating: 4.07 · 3,873 ratings · 342 reviews · 44 distinct works · Similar authors
The Treasure of the Sierra ...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,064 ratings — published 1927
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Macario
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 587 ratings — published 1971 — 5 editions
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The Death Ship
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 568 ratings — published 1926 — 42 editions
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Canasta de Cuentos Mexicanos
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 413 ratings — published 1956 — 5 editions
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The Rebellion of the Hanged
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 1936 — 19 editions
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The Bridge in the Jungle
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1967 — 11 editions
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The Night Visitor and Other...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 1966 — 8 editions
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Government
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 1931 — 3 editions
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The Carreta
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1931 — 11 editions
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The Cotton-Pickers
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1927 — 10 editions
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“Anyone who is willing to work and is serious about it will certainly find a job. Only you must not go to the man who tells you this, for he has no job to offer and doesn't know anyone who knows of a vacancy. This is exactly the reason why he gives you such generous advice, out of brotherly love, and to demonstrate how little he knows the world.”
B. Traven, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

“No use to preach to the working-man courtesy & politeness when at the same time the working-man is not given working conditions under which he can stay polite and soft-mannered.”
B. Traven

“A trip to a Central American jungle to watch how Indians behave near a bridge won't make you see either the jungle or the bridge or the Indians if you believe that the civilization you were born into is the only one that counts. Go and look around with the idea that everything you learned in school and college is wrong.”
B. Traven, The Bridge in the Jungle

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