Books: Adventure Unglossed

Adventure, Unglossed

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE— B. Traven—Knopf ($2.50).

Last week cinemaddicts who also read books were offered an unusual treat: an adventure story that was not only dramatic but made good sense. Author B. Traven's tale even had the kind of moral that Hollywood likes—"The glittering treasure you are hunting for day & night lies buried on the other side of that hill yonder"—even if its ending was too ruthlessly realistic for Hollywood's taste. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a story of prospecting for gold; it differs...

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