The death ship - B. Traven

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One of B. Traven's best known and earliest novels (first written in 1923 or '24). It's the story of a sailor who loses his papers and, unable to prove his very existence, ends up working on a "death ship" which is destined to be sunk for the insurance money. A cry from the heart against capitalist exploitation and all the bureaucratic paraphernalia of border control that goes with it. Working class grim humour at its finest!

Here presented in MOBI (Kindle format) and PDF.

Submitted by Dan Radnika on May 21, 2012

Files

DeathShip.pdf (911.9 KB)

Comments

Serge Forward

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Serge Forward on May 21, 2012

Excellent. Arguably the best piece of anarchist fiction ever.

flaneur

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by flaneur on May 21, 2012

Big thanks.

rat

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by rat on May 21, 2012

I bleedin' well love that book.

Morals is the butter for those who have no bread.

Steven.

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on June 8, 2012

Finished this book the other day, it's amazing.

Particularly book 2, talking about work aboard a death ship, it's just brilliant working class writing. With the feel of Zola's Germinal (but on ships rather than down mines).

I would recommend it!

jef costello

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by jef costello on June 8, 2012

Thanks for this

Cezar_Kaiser

10 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by Cezar_Kaiser on May 1, 2013

This is not the last version, you' ll find it in www.karapaco.de
(lasta versio)

Thanks for your mention!

Cez!