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General from the Jungle

General from the Jungle

Jungle Novels (Volume 6)

B Traven

Farrar, Straus and Giroux



“Readers who ignore the genius of B. Traven do so at their peril.” - The New York Times

B Traven’s Jungle Novels comprises six books written during the 1930s that observe the poor conditions of the Mexican Indians living in the southern state of Chiapas, whose forced work under exploitative conditions and labor camps foment rebellion and start the beginnings of the Mexican Revolution.

This last installment of Traven’s legendary Jungle novels sees the completion of Ivan R Dee’s fictional multi-volume retelling of the Mexican Revolution. From the art of guerilla warfare to the true-to-life story of the great general Juan Méndez, Traven's masterful storytelling skills are on full display.

"The Jungle Novels constitute one of the richest portraits of revolution in all literature." - University Review

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B Traven

B. Traven (1882-1969) is the pen name of the most enigmatic writer of the twentieth century. His other aliases include Hal Croves, Traven Torsvan and Ret Marut. Born in Germany, Traven spent much of his adult life in Mexico. He once wrote, "I shall always and at all times prefer to be pissed on by dogs than reveal who I am." He has sold over thirty million books, in over thirty languages. Film adaptations of his work include The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which won 3 Oscars, Macario, the first Oscar nominated Mexican film, and The Death Ship, a cult classic in Germany. He is a model for Archimboldi, the hero of Roberto Bolaño's 2666.

B. Traven


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