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THE REBELLION OF THE HANGED (377 pp.)B. Traven Knopf ($3.50).

"Who is B. Traven?" has been one of the tantalizing literary puzzles of the last decade. Even students dedicated to unraveling the symbolism of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake will lift their noses and loose an excited bay if Traven's name is drawn across the conversation. And if, as now seems pretty certain (TIME, Aug. 16, 1948), B. Traven is the pen name of Chicago-born Berick Traven Torsvan Torsvan, 58, a shy recluse who has lived in Mexico since 1913...

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