Bridge In The Jungle

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The locale is "huts by the river," a nameless Indian settlement deep in the Mexican bush, too small to appear on any map. Just as a party that has attracted many Indians from neighboring settlements is about to begin, death marches silently in. A small boy has disappeared. As the intimation of tragedy spreads among the people gathered in the jungle clearing, they unite, first to find the lost boy and then to console the grieving mother. The Bridge in the Jungle, regarded by many as B. Traven's finest novel, is a ...
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Overview

The locale is "huts by the river," a nameless Indian settlement deep in the Mexican bush, too small to appear on any map. Just as a party that has attracted many Indians from neighboring settlements is about to begin, death marches silently in. A small boy has disappeared. As the intimation of tragedy spreads among the people gathered in the jungle clearing, they unite, first to find the lost boy and then to console the grieving mother. The Bridge in the Jungle, regarded by many as B. Traven's finest novel, is a tale of how a simple, 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. "B. Traven is coming to be recognized as one of the narrative masters of the twentieth century."—New York Times Book Review. "Great storytellers often arise like Judaic just men to exemplify and rehearse the truth for their generation. The elusive B. Traven was such a man."—Book World.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566630634
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
  • Publication date: 3/25/2002
  • Series: Jungle Novels Series
  • Edition description: 1st Elephant pbk. ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 1,176,081
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    A So-so Read

    'The Bridge in the Jungle' is an ok read if you enjoy Traven's socially-charged novels. This story is somewhat of a prelude to his 'Jungle' series novels. The story line is predictable for the most part due to early foreshadowing, and ends as a preachy downer.

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