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The Death Ship (Paperback)
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Anarchist author B. Traven took his true identity to the grave, and while the person behind the pseudonym has been the topic of much literati cocktail party discussion, there is no debating the irreverent brilliance of his novels. The Death Ship doubles as a tale of both high seas adventure and a critique of modern bureaucratic absurdity. Its working class protagonist hefts his burdens with humor and aplomb in the face of great whip cracks and beastly States. At once smirking and heart wrenching, Traven’s work expresses a profound solidarity with the working world that is far too absent from the canons of modern thought. 

— From Clark

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The Death Ship tells the story of an American sailor, stateless and penniless because he has lost his passport, who is harassed by police and hounded across Europe until he finds an 'illegal' job shoveling coal in the hold of a steamer bound for destruction.

The Death Ship is the first of B. Traven's politically charged novels about life among the downtrodden, which have sold more than thirty million copies in thirty-six languages. Next to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, it is his most celebrated work

Product Details
ISBN: 9781556521102
ISBN-10: 1556521103
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 1991
Pages: 384
Language: English