IBNA- 'Night Visitor' (Le Visiteur du soir: et autres histoires), a collection of 10 stories by mysterious (supposedly) German author with the pen name B. Traven have been published in Persian.
These ten of Traven's remarkable short stories display a sampling of his interests and his superb storytelling talents. 'Night Visitor' has been translated from French to Persian by Manijeh Araghizad and released by Qoqnoos Publishing in Tehran in 216 pages.
B. Traven was the pen name of a presumably German novelist, whose real name, nationality, date and place of birth and details of biography are all subject to dispute. He believed that the biography of a writer is nothing but his books.
One of the few certainties about Traven's life is that he lived for years in Mexico, where the majority of his fiction is also set, including The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' (1927).
Virtually every detail of Traven's life has been disputed and hotly debated. There were many hypotheses on the true identity of B. Traven, some of them wildly fantastic.
The person most commonly identified as Traven is Ret Marut, a German stage actor and anarchist who supposedly left Europe for Mexico around 1924 and who had edited an anarchist newspaper in Germany called Der Ziegelbrenner (The Brick Burner).
The most known novel of Traven adapted into a film is ‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ a 1948 American Western adventure drama film written and directed by John Huston. It is an adaptation of a 1927 novel of the same name, set in the 1920s.
In the movie, driven by their desperate economic plight, two young men, Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Bob Curtin (Tim Holt), join old-timer Howard (Walter Huston, the director's father) in Mexico to prospect for gold.