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Ld in a bakery as a cowboy for a North American ranch owner Opposing exploitation he leaves behind him a trail of rebellion Underlying this lively and funny tale of his adventures is a powerful study of social injustice and most of all a testament to the strength of human courage and dignity one of Tr. Another book about a rambling man back in B Traven s old Mexican stomping grounds This one s not as depressing as The Death Ship Combines the aimlessness of Factotum with social commentary like Conrad or Sinclair Not uite as good as Sierra Madre The cattle drive at the end was a pretty good part but felt a little tacked on Traven tells stories per page than any other writer every other line is a new story Even minor characters get the full treatmentThis is a uick read that found me at a library paperback sale Definitely worth a look if you are a Traven fanSomeone somewhere knows who this guy was I guess it matters less and less who he was as time goes by but his true identity is turning out to be one of the most enduring literary mysteries

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The Cotton Pickers

The background of The Cotton Pickers set in Mexico in The Cotton PDF the s is the struggle of the emerging trade unions to end the exploitation of hungry laborers Gales a laconic American drifter turns his hand to anything for a meal and a flea bitten bunk he works on a cotton plantation in an oil fie. Ahh What a pleasure it is to give this bk a good review The 1st bk I read of Traven s was probably The Death Ship wch details the slow decay of a sailor s life as a result of facets of modern life that the author I abhor in common like nationalistic borders parasitic capitalism is there any other kind I loved The Death Ship but it started out humorous turned increasingly grim as the bk made its point clearer clearer Then I think I read 2 of the 6 Jungle Novels wch according to a short description in the back of this bk describe the conditions of peonage and debt slavery under which the Indians suffered in D az s time ie before the Mexican Revolution These were extremely insightful political novels as was The Death Ship also GRIM almost unbearable As such even though I considered Traven to be a great political writer I hesitated to read my mood is often too depressing as is SO I read this anyway it was akin to The Death Ship in its sarcastic philosophical subtle humour BUT the protaganist has a sortof easier time of it the Mexican Revolution is shown as being somewhat triumphant It was a relief I assume that it was historically accurate when it depicts greedy restaurant owners as being successfully forced into cooperation w unions BY THE POLICE What a time that must ve been Now I ve lumped this together w Tom Collins great Australian cattle driver novel Such Is Life by putting it on my working class intellectuals bookshelf From me that s an honor Whether Traven s actual life trajectory deserves this or not I don t know I ve read sparse perhaps conflicting bios about him This bk s afterword claims 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 experiences in novels and stories That rings true but then so do conflicting claims Whatever the case Traven writes like he s been there Damn he even makes reference to Balti row homes Making me wonder whether he d ever been THERE If he had that perks my interest even To make Traven even akin to Collins there s even a cattle herding It s all interesting politically astute sad funny there s even some uplifting triumph for workers unlike Collins he wrote many bks HOORAY FOR B TRAVEN The Cotton Pickers by the by was also called DER WOBBLY was either Traven s 1st or 2nd novel To make the plot even thicker one supposedly unsubstantiated theory has it that Traven might ve been Arthur Craven the dadaistboxer who s reputed to ve disappeared off the coast of Mexico in a small boat Wdn t THAT be a trip

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Aven's favorite themes 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 just such a man Book Worl. I have a newfound respect for EGGS


10 thoughts on “The Cotton Pickers

  1. says:

    Ahh What a pleasure it is to give this bk a good review The 1st bk I read of Traven's was probably The Death Ship wch details the slow decay of a sailor's life as a result of facets of 'modern' life that the author I abhor in common like nationalistic borders parasitic capitalism is there any other kind? I loved The Death Ship but it started out humorous turned increasingly grim as the bk made its point cleare

  2. says:

    A series of sketches a slice of life south of the border on subsistence and less than subsistence wages from cotton picking to baking to a catt

  3. says:

    This is kind of a tough one for me to review There was no plot There were parts of this novel that were plodding There were

  4. says:

    What I like about his books is the honesty in which he portrays characters never exaggerating nor lacking any necessary details Sentimental where it has to bee and sometimes raw where it is needed

  5. says:

    I agree with the other reviewer that the novel is structured uite oddly The narrator Gales appears to have a sixth sense as he narrates his way through most of the situations by relating stories of the people he meets in his travels How would he know? He wouldn't it's just Traven's way of getting the message across and the message

  6. says:

    Another book about a rambling man back in B Traven's old Mexican stomping grounds This one's not as depressing as The Death Ship Combines the aimlessness of Factotum with social commentary like Conrad or Sinclair Not uite as good as Sierra Madre The cattle drive at the end was a pretty good part but felt a little tacked on Traven tells stories per page than any other writer every other line is a new story Even

  7. says:

    I have a newfound respect for EGGS

  8. says:

    I was enthralled with novel when I first read it in 1970 marveling that the hard life of Gales and his poor and itinerant mates could be represented with such euanimity that for many poverty and hard work were just facts of life that didn’t bear over thinking or pathos Also marvelous in Gale’s straightforward presentation of his hardsh

  9. says:

    A few months ago I went to an exhibition called B TRAVEN in the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico city and I found it very interesting because although I had heard about this writer I had never read any of his books and had no idea about the mysterious and exciting life he ledAfter this exhibition I decided to read this his first novel and was very pleased with the narrative and intrigued to discover a foreigner

  10. says:

    I agree with the other reviewer that the novel is structured uite oddly The narrator Gales appears to have a sixth sense as he narrates his way through most of the situations by relating stories of the people he

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