The Night Visitor
And Other Stories
By (author) B. Traven
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Night Visitor by B. Traven
Book DescriptionHere are ten of B. Traven's remarkable short stories. Three of them are long stories: The setting of "The Night Visitor" is a hacienda deep in the Mexican bush where a lonely American recreates in his imagination an eerie world of Indian folk legend. "The Cattle Drive" is a vivid description of a cowboy's trek with a thousand head of cattle across the Mexican plains; it has all the authenticity that Hollywood Westerns lack. "Macario," which was made into a prize-winning motion picture, is a wry Mexican fable about an Indian woodcutter who makes a compact with the devil to save his family from starvation. Among seven shorter stories, some are based on incidents from contemporary Mexican life, others on ancient Indian folk legends. All have spontaneity, humor, and warmth. "B. Traven is coming to be recognized as one of the narrative masters of the twentieth century."-New York Times Book Review.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781566630399
(206mm x 136mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author B. Traven
Trozas, Paperback (August 1998)
This first English translation of Trozas, the fourth of Traven's legendary Jungle Novels, brings to completion his epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. "A fine and powerful novel...stark in its drama, steamy in its setting, acidic in its irony, relentless in its narrative thrust."-Alan Ryan, Washington Post.
Cotton-Pickers, Paperback (February 1995)
Set in Mexico in the 1920s, this picaresque tale of a laconic American drifter overlays a powerful study of social injustice. "Great storytellers often arise like Judaic just men to exemplify and rehearse the truth for their generation. The elusive B. Traven was just such a man."-Book World.
General from the Jungle, Paperback (February 1995)
The sixth and last of the legendary Jungle Novels, and a masterpiece on guerrilla warfare. The book is filled with marvelously drawn characters, yet the true hero is the rebel army-illiterate, uneducated, and poor, but resourceful and dangerous.
Bridge in the Jungle, Paperback (August 1994)» View all books by B. Traven
Regarded by many as Traven's finest novel, The Bridge in the Jungle is a tale of how a desperately poor people come together in the face of death. Traven never allows an iota of sentimentality to enter his story, but the reader finishes the book with renewed faith in the courage and dignity of human beings.
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Author Biography - B. Traven
The mysterious B. Traven (1890-1969) was born in Chicago, spent his youth in Germany as an itinerant actor and revolutionary journalist, became a seaman on tramp steamers, settled in Mexico in the early 1920s, and began recording his experience in novels and stories. In the United States his best-known novel is The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
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