WorldCat Identities

Traven, B.

Works: 643 works in 3,155 publications in 27 languages and 30,639 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Film noir  Biographies  Short stories  Action and adventure films  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Other, Adapter
Classifications: PT3919.T7, 833.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by B Traven
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by B Traven( Book )

415 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 3,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hard-luck drifters and a grizzled prospector seek gold in the mountains in Mexico. They start off as friends, but after they discover the lode the greed and paranoia set in
The death ship; the story of an American sailor by B Traven( Book )

168 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Příběh amerického námořníka, který v Antverpách zmeškal odjezd své lodi, a protože v kajutě lodi zůstala i jeho námořnická knížka, stal se tím okamžikem nikým, člověkem, který nemohl prokázat totožnost. Touha po zaměstnání ho posléze donutí, že se nechá najmout na loď neznámé národnosti a pochybné pověsti, na loď mrtvých, na jednu z lodí, které makléři pro vysoké pojistné odsoudili ke zkáze, a to mnohdy i s posádkou
The night visitor, and other stories by B Traven( Book )

34 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cotton-pickers by B Traven( Book )

135 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The background of The Cotton-Pickers, set in Mexico in the 1920s, is the struggle of the emerging trade unions to end the exploitation of hungry laborers. Gales, a laconic American drifter, turns his hand for anything for a meal and a flea-bitten bunk - he works on a cotton plantation, in an oil field, in a bakery, as a cowboy for a North American ranch owner. But he hates exploitation, so he leaves behind him a trail of rebellion. Underlying this lively and amusing 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 Traven's favorite themes
The rebellion of the hanged by B Traven( Book )

73 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rebellion of the Hanged is the fifth of B. Traven's six legendary Jungle Novels which together form an epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. Set in the slave-labor mahogany plantations of tropical Mexico in 1910, at the time of the uprising against the rule of Porfirio Diaz and the beginnings of revolution, Rebellion is a powerful and somber tale of the tortures suffered by downtrodden Indians. But here it culminates in a revolt by the long-oppressed workers against the owners and overseers of the camps, and in a treacherous march through the jungles at the height of the rainy season - a human feat of epic proportions
The White rose by B Traven( Book )

146 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the plight of a peasant who refuses to sell his land to the powerful oil companies which have taken over the region
The carreta by B Traven( Book )

97 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Carreta is the second of B. Traven's six Jungle Novels which together form an epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. The young Indian who is the hero of The Carreta is an ox-cart driver. More sophisticated than most of his companions who work in debt-slavery in the great mahogany plantations, Andrés can read and hopes to go back to his wife. But he labors with no awareness of how really impossible this is. Pressing down on him is the plight of his father, who was also sold to the montería. Andrés believes he can never return to his wife until he repays his father's debt."
The bridge in the jungle by B Traven( Book )

108 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded by many as B. Traven's finest novel, The Bridge in the Jungle is a tale of a simple, desperately poor people coming together in the face of a death that affects them all. The locale is "huts by the river," a nameless Indian settlement deep in the Mexican bush, too small to appear on any map. A festive gathering that has attracted many Indians from neighboring settlements is about to begin, when 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. Traven never allows an iota of sentimentality to enter his story, but the reader finishes The Bridge in the Jungle with renewed faith in the courage and dignity of human beings
General from the jungle by B Traven( Book )

100 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General from the Jungle is the sixth and last of B. Traven's legendary Jungle Novels, a fictional epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. In this 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. General is the culmination of a great story by a great storyteller
March to the Montería by B Traven( Book )

63 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in German and English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color illustration on front cover of cowboys on horseback fording a river
Das Totenschiff. Die Geschichte eines amerikanischen Seemanns by B Traven( Book )

134 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small boy's infectious determination saves the life of a whale beached near an oriental whaling village
The creation of the sun and the moon by B Traven( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of an ancient Mexican Indian legend about how the sun and the moon were created from bits of stars gathered by two brave warriors
Canasta de cuentos mexicanos by B Traven( Book )

71 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con un estilio sobrio, sencillo y directo B. Traven recrea varias anecdotas que seguramente vivio y en las cuales puede disfrutarse la bucolica sabiduria de un indio artista frente a la obtusa vision de la modernidad en Canastitas en serie o el inefable sentido comun de un modesto minero en El suplicio de San Antonio. El mundo urbano del Mexico de los cuarenta tambien asoma en este fonograma, cuya lectura estuvo a cargo de Francisco Rebolledo, en el tierno relato Amistad
The sea-green horse : a collection of short stories by Barbara Howes( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regierung; Roman by B Traven( Book )

73 editions published between 1931 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Rebellion der Gehenkten by B Traven( Book )

83 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans ce roman considéré comme son chef-d'oeuvre, B. Traven, écrivain dont la véritable identité constitue encore une énigme, aborde ses thèmes de prédilection : l'homme confronté à l'esclavage et à l'exploitation. Ici, un Indien tzotzil devient le héros de la révolte contre les Espagnols qui exploitent la forêt pour leur seul profit
Der Karren by B Traven( Book )

49 editions published between 1931 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De bewustwording van een arme Indiaanse ossekarmenner in het Mexico van omstreeks 1930
Puente en la selva by B Traven( Book )

45 editions published between 1936 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land des frühlings by B Traven( Book )

28 editions published between 1928 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El verano de 1924, exiliado de Alemania, desembarca en el puerto de Tampico--o en sus cercanías-- B. Traven, un personaje oscuro que habría de convertirse en el mayor secreto literario de este siglo. Bajo ese nombre, acaso el de un wobbly expatriado, recorre el país, ejerciendo, al mismo tiempo que la literatura, la más variada clase de trabajos: petrolero, granjero, pizcador de tomate y algodón, obrero, cazador, comerciante, profesor-- ámbitos en los que, como él mismo dice, conoce "la lucha por la vida en su plena desnudez". Tierra de primavera, crónica en la que, desde una perspectiva carente de prejuicios morales o de raza, aunque en ocasiones romántica, permite conocer al observador crítico que fue B. Traven, quien, al hablar sobre esta obra, concluye con palabras que no han perdido vigencia alguna: "Espero haber podido mostrar al lector de este libro que el indígena sigue vivo y que ha comenzado a intervenir en el mundo político" -- Cubierta
B. Traven( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.18 for The treasu ... to 0.83 for Die Rebell ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The night visitor, and other stories
The death ship; the story of an American sailorThe night visitor, and other storiesThe cotton-pickersThe rebellion of the hangedThe White roseThe carretaThe bridge in the jungleGeneral from the jungle
Alternative Names
B. Traven Duits schrijver (1882-1969)

B. Traven écrivain allemand

B. Traven German novelist

B. Traven germana verkisto

B. Traven novelista alemán

B. Traven scríbhneoir Gearmánach

B. Traven scrittore e anarchico tedesco



Becker, Heinrich Otto

Becker, Heinrich Otto, 1890-1969

Bek-Gran, Robert

Bek-gran, Robert, 1890-1969

Croves, Hal

Croves, Hal 1890-1969

Feige, Adolf Rudolf

Feige, Adolf Rudolf, 1890-1969

Feige, Hermann Albert Otto Max

Feige, Hermann Albert Otto Max, 1890-1969

Feige, Otto

Feige, Otto 1890-1969

Gaudet, Fred

Gaudet, Fred, 1890-1969

Mareth, Fred

Mareth, Fred, 1890-1969

Marhut, Bruno

Marhut, Bruno, 1890-1969

Marut, 1890-1969

Marut, Red

Marut, Red, 1890-1969

Marut, Ret

Marut, Ret 1890-1969

Marut, Rex

Marut, Rex, 1890-1969

Marut, Robert

Marut, Robert, 1890-1969

Maruth, Fred

Maruth, Fred, 1890-1969

Maurhut, Richard

Maurhut, Richard, 1890-1969

Öhly, Goetz

Öhly, Goetz, 1890-1969

Raderscheidt, Anton

Raderscheidt, Anton, 1890-1969

Scheider, Wilhelm

Scheider, Wilhelm, 1890-1969

Torice, Jacob

Torice, Jacob, 1890-1969

Torsvan, B.T.

Torsvan, B. T., 1890-1969

Torsvan, B. T. (Berick Traven)

Torsvan, Berick Traven

Torsvan, Berick Traven, 1890-1969

Torsvan, T. (Traven)

Torsvan, Traven

Torsvan, Traven 1890-1969

Torsvan, Traves

Torsvan, Traves, 1890-1969

Traven, Ben

Traven, Berick Traven Thorsvan

Traven, Bruno

Traven, Bruno 1890-1969

Traven, Bruno, pseud.

Traven Torsvan, Berick

Traven, Vita B.

Trāvens, B. (Bruno), 1890-1969

Wienecke, Albert Otto Max

Wienecke, Albert Otto Max, 1890-1969

Wienecke, Otto

Wienecke, Otto, 1890-1969

Б. Травен

Травен Б. 1890-1969

Травен, Бруно, 1890-1969

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ב. טראוון מחבר רומנים גרמני

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