What I’m reading this week: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” by B. Traven
There are too many things to love about this timeless classic book written in 1935.
The story of three American adventurers who hunt for gold in the mountains of Mexico.
Source of memorable quotes such as this one:
It isn’t the gold that changes man, it is the power which gold gives to man that changes the soul of man. This power, though, is only imaginary. If not recognized by other men, it does not exist.
The book sold millions of copies and has been translated into many languages.
It was made into the brilliant film by John Huston starring Humphrey Bogart in 1948.
The author, B. Traven, remains anonymous to this day, however it is rumored that he posed as his own literary agent, Hal Croves, on the set of the John Huston film
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