Day 2 of the #grimdragon December challenge: Minimalistic
B. Traven is an author who doesn't embellish his writing, there are no crazy plot twists, or exaggerated literary devices. He basically tells it how it was. His books are about the time in Mexico when people worked in the jungle getting goods from there and transporting them for miles into the cities for profit. These voyages went through the dense jungle and many times they didn't make it through.
I'd say that Traven is a minimalist writer because he doesn't try to impress or exaggerate what he's writing about, everything was exactly as he describes it and by keeping his embellishments to a minimum he succeeds in conveying the feelings and the images that he's writing about.
I highly recommend his writing because it is honest and humble, and it always leaves you with a sense of having lived another life that we couldn't possibly imagine.
Who is your favorite minimalist author?
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