The Cotton Pickers (ebook) BY B. Traven


  • Paperback
  • 207
  • The Cotton Pickers
  • B. Traven
  • English
  • 15 July 2018
  • 9781566630757

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 s

  2. says:

    A series of sketches a slice of life south of the border on subsistence and less than subsistence wages from cott

  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 parts of this novel that were or less just an outward polemic on the harsh nature of the relations

  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 here is a fair day's work for a fair day's pay The narrator travels around Mexico doing odd jobs and suffering

  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 ai

  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 j

  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 h

  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 meets in his travels How would he know? He wouldn't it's just Traven's way of getting the message ac

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The Cotton Pickers

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 to anything for a meal and a flea bitten bunk he works on a cotton plantation in an oil field in a. 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 parts of this novel that were or less just an outward polemic on the harsh nature of the relationship between people and capitalism Howeverthere were parts of this novel that were pure literary brilliance small well written anecdotes and episodes that left me intrigued and wanting SoI give it 45 Not as good as The Death Ship but I m not dissuaded from reading of his work

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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 Trave. 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 here is a fair day s work for a fair day s pay The narrator travels around Mexico doing odd jobs and suffering bosses who like him or don t He meets some characters on his way telling their stories as he goes The last few chapters are really beautifully written Gales finds himself in charge of breaking a horse and herding 1000 cattle to a port It s a dreamy little interlude after the rest of the novelreturnreturnThough I do think this Traven book is particularly odd I still think it s worth reading if only to get a feeling for Traven himself as well as understand labor issues a little deeply

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N'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 Wor. 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 s point of view of the situation of my own country after the Mexican RevolutionAlthough Traven was German and he chose to make his main character also a foreigner he chose instead to make him an American sailor named Gerarld Gales who is a hardworking and honest man in search for opportunities and work in remote parts of MexicoHe and other fellow workers have to battle the injustices of capitalism the marked differences in social classes and the difficulties that were and still are an inherent part of the life of a poor worker in Mexico in the 20 sIf you are looking for a shocking story with an elaborate plot this is not the book for you but if you want a realistic and beautifully narrated story about working class people you will not be disappointed


About the Author: B. Traven

B Traven February 1882 – March 26 1969 was the pen name of a German novelist whose real name nationality date and place of birth and details of biography are all subject to dispute A rare certainty is that B Traven lived much of his life in Mexico where the majority of his fiction is also set—including his best known work The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1927 which was adapted as