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El camino del tabaco

by Erskine Caldwell H. Vázquez Rial

Los Lester son aparceros en Georgia. Han perdido sus tierras hace tiempo. Viven con dos de sus 17 hijos en una casa ruinosa en medio de una tierra baldía. Solo les preocupa el hambre y sus apetitos sexuales, viven en el temor de caer algún día tan bajo en la escala social que se los juzgue inferiores a los negros y les obsesiona morir dejando un cadáver indecoroso. Una novela hilarante y tristísima al mismo tiempo en la que la tragedia de la vida contrasta con la indiferencia moral de sus protagonistas.

Una casa en la colina

by Erskine Caldwell Rebecca Bouvier

Grady Dunbar es el heredero de una fortuna sureña: posee una casa colonial en la meseta y todas las tierras visibles hasta que se pierde el horizonte. Además, también ha heredado de su padre una secreta pasión por las mujeres negras que, casi un siglo después de la Guerra Civil, todavía viven en los barracones de la propiedad. Aun así, en casa convive con dos mujeres blancas: Lucyanne, una esposa sufridora con la que no consuma el matrimonio, y Mama Elsie, una madre fría y despótica. Corrupción, juego y amores secretos interraciales se combinan para crear Una casa en la colina.

Georgia Boy

by Erskine Caldwell

Fourteen stories that follow a young boy coming of age in a dysfunctional family in the rural South Meet William Stroop, a young son of the South whose charming voice and mordant observations of family and culture make him one of American literature's most memorable narrators. In these fourteen interwoven stories, William details the high (and low) points of his family history, focusing particularly on his lazy, scheming father, Morris, his put-upon mother, Martha, and his confidante, Handsome Brown, a young black farmhand. As Morris matches wits with strangers and neighbors alike in constant pursuit of get-rich-quick plans, Martha tries to hold the family together without the aid of any discernable income. Told with the polish and moral resonance of fables, Georgia Boy captures the beauty and tragedy of life in the rural South during the twentieth century. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.

God's Little Acre

by Erskine Caldwell

Caldwell's blockbuster bestseller: In the Depression-era Deep South, destitute farmer Ty Ty Walden struggles to raise a family on his own<P> Single father and poor Southern farmer Ty Ty Walden has a plan to save his farm and his family: He will tear his fields apart until he finds gold. While Ty Ty obsesses over his fool's quest, his sons and daughters search in vain for their own dreams of instant happiness--whether from money, violence, or sex. God's Little Acre is a classic dark comedy, a satire that lampoons a broken South while holding a light to the toll that poverty takes on the hopes and dreams of the poor themselves. This book features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.<P> This novel chronicles the final decline of a white family in rural Georgia. Exhorted by their patriarch Ty Ty, the Waldens ruin their land by digging it up in search of gold. Complex sexual entanglements and betrayals lead to a murder within the family.

In Search of Bisco

by Erskine Caldwell

In this travelogue and memoir, groundbreaking novelist Erskine Caldwell looks back at a life lived in the troubled South Five decades removed from his own Southern childhood, novelist Erskine Caldwell sets out on a journey to find an old friend--a friend lost to him through the culture of segregation. As Caldwell follows a trail through Georgia, South Carolina, and much of the Deep South in search of his black childhood friend Bisco, his interviews with white and black Americans expose a range of attitudes that are tragic, if not surprising. Published first in the mid-1960s just as the South was undergoing a radical transformation by freedom marches and sit-ins, In Search of Bisco offers a heartfelt account of the civil rights movement by one of the region's fiercest critics and most prominent sons. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.

Jackpot: The Short Stories of Erskine Caldwell

by Erskine Caldwell

75 short stories by the classic author

Journeyman

by Erskine Caldwell

A wandering preacher who gambles and chases women exposes the hypocrisies of a small Southern townWhen preacher Semon Dye moves into the tiny Georgia town of Rocky Comfort, many of its citizens welcome him. After all, the only church in town is being used to store fertilizer. But sermons aren't the first thing on the mind of the tall, magnetic, and utterly dissolute man. Other callings take priority: women, whiskey, gambling, and hiding from the law. Even as he seduces wives, cheats at cards, and provokes old feuds, Dye manages to cast a dark spell over all the people in Rocky Comfort. Journeyman is a wicked send-up of religious fervor by an American master of dark political satire. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.

Un lugar llamado Estherville

by Erskine Caldwell Carlos Mayor Ortega

Una casa de buena familia en el sur de Estados Unidos. Las cortinas de muselina se hinchan con la brisa que recorre la calle envuelta en la sombra de los alcornoques. Es el comienzo de la primavera. Un coche pasa. Dentro, en la cocina, el joven mulato Ganus Bazemore está sentado cómodamente, con su casaca de lino abierta, los brazos apoyados sobre el hule blanco de la mesa. Hay un revuelo a sus espaldas. En el marco de la puerta, por encima del hombro, ve la figura de Stephena, la hija de la pudiente familia que lo emplea. Lleva un pijama amarillo, desabrochado a medias. Y zapatillas rojas de raso. Lo que sigue es una de las escenas más bestiales de acoso sexual de la literatura americana. La adolescente rica y malcriada ejerce toda su crueldad y poder sobre el sirviente negro. No lo lleva mejor su hermana Kathianne, acosada por todos los patrones en cuyas casas trabaja. Pero, a diferencia de Ganus, Kathiane lucha calladamente por su dignidad, que la ciudad entera parece negarle.

Un muchacho de Georgia

by Erskine Caldwell José Luis González

Años 1930. William Stroup, un niño de doce años perteneciente a un pueblo rural del Sur de los EEUU, saca a la luz con total naturalidad los trapos sucios y las penurias de su familia. De este modo describe a una familia cuyos referentes son una madre, Martha, sensible y aplicada, y un padre, Morris, holgazán y mujeriego. A través de los ojos del pequeño William, el lector podrá acceder a los coqueteos de su padre con una viuda y una vendedora de corbatas y sus trapicheos. Además, William relatará sus travesuras y chapuzas junto a Handsome Brown, un pseudoesclavo de la familia, que le acompañará junto con una serie de animales con características un tanto humanas: una mula, un becerro descontrolado, el gallo de pelea con el que su padre hace apuestas (y que la madre termina asando), una bandada de pájaros carpinteros o las cabras que pueblan el tejado de la casa de los Stroups.

La parcela de Dios

by Erskine Caldwell Vicente Campos González

Ty Ty Walden es un viudo arruinado por su obsesión: la búsqueda de oro. Su creencia en ello es tan ferviente que arrastra a su familia en la tarea y, pese a llevar quince años sin resultados, su empeño no cesa y sigue cavando en lo que una vez fue su plantación. En la finca viven con él su hija y su nuera. La primera, Darling Jill es soltera, atractiva, promiscua y reacia al matrimonio; la segunda, Griselda, está casada con Buck, su primogénito. La obsesión llega a tal punto que el viejo ávaro secuestra a un albino por sus supuestos poderes adivinatorios, el cual acepta tentado por la presencia de Darling Jill. Ty Ty Walden tiene una segunda hija, Rosamond, que vive en Scottsville casada con un obrero textil, Will Thompson. Esta historia se desarrollará en paralelo con su propia tragedia interna. Enredos sexuales, traiciones familiares, muertes y obsesiones desencadenarán un final trágico en La parcela de Dios.

Place Called Estherville

by Erskine Caldwell

Siblings Ganus and Kathyanne move to a new town to build new futures--but the shadow of prejudice follows them wherever they go When mixed-race brother and sister Ganus and Kathyanne Bazemore move to Estherville, a small Southern town, they're looking for a fresh start. They don't know anyone and nobody knows them, but they are two bright, attractive young people looking for work. It doesn't take long, however, before the two kids are subjected to the worst of the town's lust, brutality, and bigotry. A gripping story of the pre-civil rights era South, Place Called Estherville offers a candid glimpse of one of America's most troubling legacies. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.

El predicador

by Erskine Caldwell Rebecca Bouvier

Semon Dye es un predicador itinerante. Circulando por el estado de Georgia, su coche le deja tirado a la entrada de la propiedad de Clay Horey. A partir de aquí solo habrá problemas. Los habitantes de Rocky Comfort le acogen, al fin y al cabo la única iglesia del pequeño pueblo se usa para almacenar fertilizantes. Pero Dye no tarda en seducir esposas y ex esposas, beberse todo el whisky, hacer trampa a los dados, ostentar armas y ocultar solo a medias su pasado de convicto. A pesar de su conducta nadie parece capaz de pararlo: el pueblo entre en trance cada vez que usa la palabra divina.

The Stories of Erskine Caldwell

by Erskine Caldwell

American master Erskine Caldwell's powerful classic stories of anger, humor, insight, and hope for the South Author of some of the most widely banned fiction of the twentieth century, Erskine Caldwell had a talent for striking a nerve. In this collection of nearly one hundred stories, the full depth and scope of his talent is on display, including his trademark biting satire as well as his skill at rendering deeply moving portraits of his native South. In a career that spanned over six decades, Caldwell produced stories that serve to document a changing society, from the dehumanizing trials of the Great Depression through the transformative battle to desegregate the South. Taken together, his short fiction reveals a voice that remains essential for readers hoping to understand the American experience. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.

Tierra trágica

by Erskine Caldwell José Luis González

Spence Douthit, se ve obligado a abandonar la vida rural junto a su familia y mudarse a la gran ciudad por la falta de trabajo. Allí, los reclutadores del Gobierno le convencen con whisky barato y bragas de encaje negro que regalan a las mujeres de la familia para que acepte un empleo fijo como obrero no calificado en una fábrica de pólvora y una vivienda en un barrio marginal. En la actualidad, Spence se encuentra sin trabajo, con una mujer postrada en la cama y adicta a un tónico farmacéutico y una hija (la única que aporta dinero a la familia) a punto de casarse con un veterano de guerra. También tienen una hija de 13 años pero no vive con ellos; tras ser violada por el camello del barrio, escapó y se mudó a un burdel donde trabaja. Además el Gobierno amenaza con deshauciarles inminentemente. Prostitución infantil, niñas que abandonan sus hogares por una par de zapatos bonitos o por un plato de comida caliente, hombres que han perdido la fe en sí mismos; éste es el ambiente que rodea a la familia Douthit. Spence se obsesionará con rescatar a su hija de la prostitución, motivado por la asistencia social del Gobierno, buscándole un marido decente (el cual resultará ser un proxeneta); consecuentemente la trama se complicará de forma trágica.

Tobacco Road

by Erskine Caldwell

Caldwell's bestselling, controversial classic: the story of a Southern sharecropper family ground down by the devastation of the Great Depression <P> Even before the Great Depression struck, Jeeter Lester and his family were desperately poor sharecroppers. But when hard times begin to affect the families that once helped support them, the Lesters slip completely into the abyss. Rather than hold on to each other for support, Jeeter, his wife Ada, and their twelve children are overcome by the fractured and violent society around them. Banned and burned when first released in 1932, Tobacco Road is a brutal examination of poverty's dehumanizing influence by one of America's great masters of political fiction. This book features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.<P> Set during the Depression in the depleted farmlands surrounding Augustus, Georgia, Tobacco Road was first published in 1932. It is the story of the Lesters, a family of destitute white sharecroppers debased by poverty to an elemental state of ignorance and selfishness.

Trouble in July

by Erskine Caldwell

A community lynches a wrongly accused man in Caldwell's scathing indictment of Southern prejudice When word spreads through Julie County that Sonny Clark, a black man, has assaulted Katy Barlow, a white woman, the man's fate is sealed. With frightening speed, authorities and an outraged mob align to apprehend Clark and condemn him without trial. By the time Barlow confesses that no crime occurred, it is too late. Told from the multiple perspectives of victim and victimizers as well as passive onlookers, Trouble in July depicts in harrowing detail the tragic ignorance of individuals who fail to understand their roles in a hateful miscarriage of justice. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.

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