Jim Tully left his hometown of St. Marys, Ohio, in , spending most of his in his second book, Beggars of Life, an autobiographical novel published in Beggars of Life () is a Paramount film directed by William Wellman and starring Wallace The film is based on Outside Looking In, a stage play by Maxwell Anderson adapted from Jim Tully’s autobiographical book, Beggars of Life. Beggars Of Life is easily the greatest of hobo autobiographies. First published in , it holds up remarkably well because Jim Tully was one of the founders of.

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And while some of the chapters are very good chapter 28, “Happenings,” is a miniature masterpiece with a fine, chilling last lineothers go by faster than a mail train on the Plains and leave the reader’s memory as soon as the page is turned. Louise BrooksKnopf, Like On The Road? To ask other readers questions about Beggars of Lifeplease sign up. Alex Booksy Daisy rated it did not like it Oct 29, Tully crafted these memories into a dark and astonishing chronicle of the American underclass—especially in his second book, Beggars of Life, an autobiographical novel published in Newer Post Older Post Home.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Jim Tully’s life as a hobo and his adventures as he travels all over the world hopping on trains, hiding from police, and occasionally resorting to violence in order to get away. He has all Gorky’s capacity for making vivid the miseries of poor and helpless men and in addition he has a humor that no Russian could conceivably have.


But for me the main interest and satisfaction in the book is from its histo I’ve heard about this writer and this particular book for decades.

Oard is the author of a collection of art criticism, Beauty and Terror: Rabbit Town was that section of St. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Light’s Diamond Jubilee co-directed. The publisher is Nabat Books. Theo rated it really liked it Oct 03, Where you from, Kid? Stealing books and cruising the open country on a train car with sun shining bright in his face as he turns the pages to being extremely sick and dying of thirst, the life of a hobo is a llife interesting one.

I could immerse myself in someone else’s world; I felt the wind and the soot in my eyes while holding on to the side of a train; saw the beautiful sun and moon rises; felt empathy and understanding off the author, an unwanted orphan. The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories.

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I am a big fan of the Hobo literature – especially autobiographical works. My Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues He can be contacted by email at baoard aol.

The first is baggy, vague and circumlocutious it had to be vague, of course, given the censorship under which Tully wrote ; the second is as plain and direct as the frame houses it begbars.

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Dealing with starvation, begging for money, getting drunk, and meeting other very interesting bgegars. The book can be enjoyed from multiple perspectives. Tully’s prose, however, impresses me considerably less than these sociological or anthropological aspects of the book.


Jim Tully left his hometown of St. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

Beggars of Life

Paramount purchased the rights to Tully’s book and Anderson’s play in early Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lifw and more. John rated it really liked it Dec 07, Funny and fascinating hobo autobiography by occasional writer for Charlie Chaplin. Really anything about crime or hobo lifestyles by AK Press is fascinating. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

There are shining moments that breath with life for sure, but also many sluggish periods and dated prose. Brian rated it it was ok Dec 12, And it must be said that even at his worst here, Tully is a better writer than Theodore Dreiser.

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