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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Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. You submitted the following rating and review. Riding the rails out of desperation but with a poetic eye for scenes and circumstances. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But for me the main interest and satisfaction in the book is from its history and exceptional autobiography, not from the discovery of an exceptional underrated writer.

Paramount purchased the rights to Tully’s book and Anderson’s play in early Start reading Beggars of Life on your Kindle in under a minute. English-language films films s adventure films s crime films s drama films American crime drama films American films American LGBT-related films American black-and-white films Cross-dressing in American films Fictional hoboes Films directed by William A.

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Marys, Ohio, inspending most of his teenage years in the ov of hoboes. Stealing books and cruising the open country on a Very entertaining book that was written in the ‘s. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….

There was ttully problem filtering reviews right now. See if you have enough points for this item. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I have never been let down. Looking for beautiful books? Beggars of Life Jim Tully. The road gave me one jewel beyond price, the leisure to read and dream.

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Beggars of Life by Jim Tully

He lives in the United States, loves London and Paris, and enjoys the cheap objectivity of writing about himself in the third person. And in Beggars of Life, he captures an America largely hidden from view. August 1, ISBN: There’s some good anecdotal stories here but not much for plot; the chapters are snapshots of a life on the rods tied up in the end beggads a bit of socio-cultural commentary. Somewhere between a B and C for readability Still, it is good prose and a good read.


You’ll like this beatnic account of being down and out in or early s.

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Mark Twain Samuel Clemens. Yeats Rainer Maria Rilke T. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Jim Tully — was born in St. But who cares about this? I have just finished Beggars of LifeTully’s autobiographical hobo picaresque the title will ring a bell for film buffs; this book inspired the film of the same name starring Louise Brooks and Richard Arlenand I found it an interesting but very uneven book.

Tully’s direct, confrontational approach helped shape the hard-boiled school of writing, and later immeasurably influenced the noir genre. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.


Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: This is a book of marvelous portraits. Tull Tully’s breakthrough novel about life on the road Jim Tully left his hometown of St. Light’s Diamond Jubilee co-directed.

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