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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre by B Traven
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A CULT MASTERPIECE--THE ADVENTURE NOVEL THAT INSPIRED JOHN HUSTON'S CLASSIC FILM, BY THE ELUSIVE AUTHOR WHO WAS A MODEL FOR THE HERO OF ROBERTO BOLA O'S 2666 Little is known for certain about B. Traven. Evidence suggests that he was born Otto Feige in Schlewsig-Holstein and that he escaped a death sentence for his involvement with the anarchist underground in Bavaria. Traven spent most of his adult life in Mexico, where, under various names, he wrote several bestsellers and was an outspoken defender of the rights of Mexico's indigenous people. First published in 1935, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is Traven's most famous and enduring work, the dark, savagely ironic, and riveting story of three down-and-out Americans hunting for gold in Sonora.

Author Biography

B. Traven (1882-1969) was a pen name of the most engimatic writer of the twentieth century. His other aliases include Hal Croves, Traven Torsvan and Ret Marut. Born in Germany or Chicago, Traven spent much of his adult life in Mexico. He once wrote "I shall always and at all times prefer to be pissed on by dogs than reveal who I am." He is a model for Archimboldi, the hero of Roberto Bolano's 2666.
Release date Australia
March 2nd, 2010
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages
308
Dimensions
140x208x23
ISBN-13
9780809092970
Product ID
3864607

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