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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The second paragraph was written by the Tully who can be mentioned in the same breath as Hammett, Chandler and Cain, if not Hemingway. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Riding the jik out of desperation but with a poetic eye for scenes and circumstances.

The physical strength and determination to to ride the rails was beyond impressive, as was his acceptance of the people he met along the way, the beggar, the thief, the drug addict. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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Beggars of Life

Book ratings by Goodreads. But then, Dreiser’s reputation would plummet severely if anyone actually read his books. 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 This novelistic pife impressed readers and reviewers with its remarkable vitality and honesty.


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And it pife for Tully too. Marys, Ohio, inspending most of his teenage years in the company of hoboes. Yeats Rainer Maria Rilke T. Keith of the Border. My Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues If it made me old and wearily wise at twenty, it gave me for companions the great minds of all the ages, who talked to me with royal words.

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Theo rated it really liked it Oct 03, I think Tully too influenced by Jack London. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jim Tully was a best-selling novelist and popular Hollywood journalist in the s and ’30s. Five Years in the Warsaw Ghetto: And in Beggars of Life, he captures an America largely hidden from view.

Set up a giveaway. This is a wonderful introduction to Jim Tully’s work and indeed is the first of three autobiographical volumes depicting his life and adventures. Very entertaining book that was written in the ‘s. Bauer and Mark Dawidziak. Ladies in the Parlor. I found the book really hard to get into, but that is more a simple matter of personality differences, than of bad writing though. Other books in this series. This is a book of marvelous portraits.


In the hobo world, a ‘ glim ‘ is a lamp; a ‘yegg’ is an itinerant professional thief; a ‘ jocker ‘ is an older tramp who dominates a younger and weaker ‘punk. Known as “Cincinnati Red” during his years as a road-kid, he counted prizefighter and publicist of Charlie Chaplin among his many jobs. The book tells of his learning of the Hobo trade and trails, the bsggars he tluly go through and the friends he makes with other Hobo’s, Tramps and Yeggs as he crosses from Cinncinati to Dakota to Chicago, DC, Boston, New Orleans and Texas before crossing to Los Angeles.

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With Dashiell Hammett he was one of the creators of “hard-boiled fiction”. Description A bestseller inthis vivid piece of outlaw history has inexplicably faded from the public consciousness. The Lady of Big Shanty.

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