To the Honorable Miss S... and other stories. First Printing Thus in dustjacket

MARUT, Ret, a./k/a B. TRAVEN. To the Honorable Miss S... and other stories.With an Introduction by Will Wyatt. Translated from the German by Peter Si lcock. Westport, Conn.: Lawrence Hill & Co. / Sanday, Orkney : Cienfuegos Press, (1981). First Printing Thus. Pp (6),vii-xvi,(2),3-151,(1). 8vo, reddish-brown cloth, black lettering to spine. "Here are fifteen stories by the author who later became famous under the name of B. Traven, written during the years when he was an itinerant actor and journalist in Germany before and during World War I. Most of these stories first appeared when Ret Marut was editing an obstreperous anti-war newspaper, Der Ziegelbrenner (The Brickburner), in Munich. They foreshadow many of the themes and philosophy which characterise such great works as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Death Ship, The White Rose, The Bridge in the Jungle, and other novels and stories Traven wrote later in Mexico. This collection includes such tales as The Story of a Nun,” in which a doctor marries a doomed woman whom he firstmeets as a ghost, and “The Silk Scarf,” a simple story with an acidulous e nding. Other stories deal with such subjects as pretension, fashion, greed,exploitation, and the price of success, all themes that Traven further dev eloped in his subsequent work. The title story, “To the Honourable Miss S…,” is a romantic love story told against the backdrop of trench warfare in World War I. The vivid realism of the war scenes id reminiscent of Enrich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction by Will Wyatt; The story of a nun; The silk scarf; The actor and the king; A writer of serpentine shrewdness; The blue-speckled SParroW; Originality; Deceivers; Titles; My visit to the writer Pguwlkschrj Rnfajbzxlquy; The art of the painter; The kind of thing that can happen in France; Mother Beleke; In the fog; The unknown soldier; To the honourable Miss S ...Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

Title: To the Honorable Miss S... and other stories. First Printing Thus in dustjacket

Author Name: MARUT, Ret, a./k/a B. TRAVEN WYATT, Will SILCOCK, Peter TRAVEN, B.

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Publisher: Lawrence Hill & Co. / Cienfuegos Press, Westport, Conn. / Sanday, Orkney, 1981, ISBN:0904564452:

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