Mexico and Weimar’s Anti-Authoritarian Socialist Imagination: Storytelling, Working, and ‘Unworking’ in B. Traven
This article analyzes how anarchist writer B. Traven's popular Mexican novels offered a large German readership an alternative way of thinking about labor that went beyond the dominant paradigms of Americanism and Bolshevism. The original approach of the article lies in its contention that Traven strives to be a storyteller in the sense elaborated by Walter Benjamin around the same time, a figure intimately tied to the very same pre-industrial world Traven's writing arguably celebrates.
Kley, Martin M. “Mexico and Weimar’s Anti-Authoritarian Socialist Imagination: Storytelling, Working, and ‘Unworking’ in B. Traven.” Modern Language Studies 41.2 (2012): 10-35.
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