A simple story of very poor Mexican Indian people thru the eyes of a Gringo who was with them for 3 days. They come together in heart and soul as they face the death of a young boy. As news travels during the same night of the tragedy, throughout the jungle settlements, many Indians arrive to console the grieving mother. The community unites in a way that the so-called advanced societies can never achieve. It is a philosophic story rather than political as are most of Traven's novels and is regarded by many to be his finest novel. The reader finishes this story with renewed faith in the courage and dignity of human beings. A Collector's Edition.
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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.About 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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Book Description Penguin Books, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140031936