General from the Jungle

General from the Jungle

by B. Traven
     
 

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With General from the Jungle, the sixth and last of B. Traven's legendary Jungle Novels, Ivan R Dee completes the republication of this multivolume fictional epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. In General, a masterpiece on guerrilla warfare, Traven tells the story of Juan Mendez, perhaps the youngest and greatest of the Indian rebel chieftains, who leads

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With General from the Jungle, the sixth and last of B. Traven's legendary Jungle Novels, Ivan R Dee completes the republication of this multivolume fictional epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. In General, a masterpiece on guerrilla warfare, Traven tells the story of Juan Mendez, perhaps the youngest and greatest of the Indian rebel chieftains, who leads an ill-equipped and hungry band against the government forces. With brilliance and cunning, Mendez brutally attacks the federally protected fincas. The book is filled with marvelously drawn characters, yet the true hero is the army itself—illiterate, uneducated, and poor, but resourceful and dangerous. Beyond his great storytelling, Traven's work has a special resonance today because of recent uprisings in the Chiapas highlands of southern Mexico, the very locale of his writings.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566630764
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
Jungle Novels Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
285
Sales rank:
776,883
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.74(d)

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Meet the Author

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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