Man Nobody Knows / Edition 1

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In this book, Roy Pateman provides the most reader-friendly, up to date biography of B. Traven, an enigmatic writer whose readership spread across broader class, race, and language divides more than anyone else writing during the twentieth century. This unconventional biography discusses Traven's alternative histories, followed by an attempt to find out the major influences of this elusive man. Pateman addresses Traven's politics, his life of humanist anarchism, and discusses all of his works (in English and German), emphasizing The Death Ship, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and the "Jungle Sextet." Also included is a chronology of Traven's life, which is fuller than that found in any other study. The book ends with a modest solution to the intractable problem of who Traven really was and where he was born and raised.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761829737
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Roy Pateman is Emeritus Professor at UCLA. He is the author of Chaos and Dancing Star: Wagner's Politics, Wagner's Legacy (University Press of America, 2002), and Residual Uncertainty: Trying to Avoid Intelligence and Policy Mistakes in the Modern World (University Press of America, 2003).

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface and Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Who was B. Traven? Chapter 3 Major Influences on Traven's Life and Work Chapter 4 Traven's Life, Work and Times Chapter 5 Traven's American Alter Ego Chapter 6 Tierra y Libertad Chapter 7 Traven's Legacy Chapter 8 Epilogue Chapter 9 Glossary and Acronyms Chapter 10 Bibliography Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 Author's Biography

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