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The Carreta : Jungle Novels - B. Traven

The Carreta

Jungle Novels

By: B. Traven

Paperback Published: 25th February 1994
ISBN: 9781566630450
Number Of Pages: 271

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The Carreta is the second of B. Traven's six Jungle Novels which together form an epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. The young Indian who is the hero of The Carreta is an ox-cart driver. More sophisticated than most of his companions who work in debt-slavery in the great mahogany plantations, Andres can read and hopes to go back to his wife. But he labors with no awareness of how really impossible this is. Pressing down on him is the plight of his father, who was also sold to the monteria. Andres believes he can never return to his wife until he repays his father's debt. Traven's purpose in the Jungle Novels is to describe the conditions of a people who are ripe for revolt, and to trace the beginnings of consciousness which result in the determination to revolt. In The Carreta he brings his remarkable narrative talents to bear on the coming of age of Andres and the oppressive world in which he finds he must make his way. "Traven is a very great writer .... His work must be read." New York Times Book Review."

B. Traven is coming to be recognized as one of the narrative masters of the twentieth century. The New York Times The Jungle Novels constitute one of the richest portraits of revolution in all literature. University Review Great storytellers often arise like Judaic just men to exemplify and rehearse the truth for their generation. B. Traven was such a man. Book World Traven is a riveting storyteller. The Philadelphia Inquirer Readers who ignore the genius of B. Traven do so at their peril. The New York Times

ISBN: 9781566630450
ISBN-10: 1566630452
Series: Jungle Novels
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: 25th February 1994
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.22 x 13.69  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.3

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