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John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

Autor(a) de Manhattan Transfer

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About the Author

John Dos Passos, 1896 - 1970 John Passos was born January 14,1896 to John Randolph Dos Passos and Lucy Addison Sprigg Madison. He attended Harvard University from 1912-1916. He was in the ambulance service units in France and Italy and in 1918, enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. From 1926-29, mostrar mais he directed New Playwrights' Theatre in New York City. In 1929, Passos married Katharine Smith and in 1947, they were in an automobile accident that killed his wife and left him blind in one eye. He married Elizabeth Holdridge in 1949 and a year later, Lucy Hamlin Dos Passos was born. Passos' many novels include "One Man's Initiation" (1917), "Three Soldiers" (1921), which has met with wide acclaim, "Streets of Night" (1923), "Facing the Chair" (1927), which defends the immigrants Sacco and Vanzetti, "Orient Express" (1927), "The Ground We Stand On" (1949), and "Prospects of a Golden Age" (1959). He received the Gold Medal for fiction from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1957, the Feltrinelli Prize for Fiction in 1967 and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1947. On September 28, 1970, Passos died of heart failure in Baltimore, Maryland. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de John Dos Passos

Manhattan Transfer (1927) 2,158 cópias
The 42nd Parallel (1930) 1,637 cópias
U.S.A. (1938) 1,480 cópias
1919 (1932) 1,065 cópias
The Big Money (1936) 937 cópias
Three Soldiers (1921) 696 cópias
Años Inolvidables (1966) 122 cópias
One Man's Initiation: 1917 (1922) 111 cópias
Midcentury (1961) 110 cópias
Number One (1940) 60 cópias
Most Likely to Succeed (1954) 45 cópias
Chosen Country (1951) 44 cópias
Adventures of a Young Man (1938) 43 cópias
The Great Days (1958) 43 cópias
The Grand Design (1949) 42 cópias
The Men Who Made the Nation (1900) 41 cópias
Brazil on the Move (1964) 40 cópias
Orient-Express (1927) 33 cópias
Facing the Chair (1927) 23 cópias
Rosinante to the Road Again (2004) 23 cópias
Streets of Night (1923) 22 cópias
State of the Nation (1944) 19 cópias
U.S.A.: A Dramatic Revue (1960) 18 cópias
Occasions and Protests (1964) 14 cópias
Tour of Duty (1946) 13 cópias
A Pushcart at the Curb (1922) 11 cópias
The Devil Is a Woman [1935 film] (1935) — Screenwriter — 11 cópias
First Encounter (1945) 10 cópias
UN LUGAR EN LA TIERRA (1973) 8 cópias
Tom Paine (1940) 7 cópias
Novelas 6 cópias
Journeys between wars (1980) 5 cópias
In All Countries. (1934) 5 cópias
42eme Parallele 4 cópias
The theme is freedom (1956) 4 cópias
District of Columbia (1970) 4 cópias
O Grande Capital 3 cópias
Airways, inc., 2 cópias
Terre élue. (1963) 2 cópias
DE BRILLANTE PORVENIR. (1973) 2 cópias
Dogu Ekspresi (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
U.S.A./1919 1 exemplar(es)
1919 : USA triloogia. II (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
U. S. A., The Big Money 1 exemplar(es)
Devetnajststo devetnajst 1 exemplar(es)
Ronzinante di nuovo in viaggio (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
42. laiuskraad : USA triloogia. I (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Los Dias Mejores 1 exemplar(es)
Un lugar en la tierra 1 exemplar(es)
Drei Soldaten 1 exemplar(es)
Die schönen Zeiten 1 exemplar(es)
Tin Lizzie [from "USA"] 1 exemplar(es)
La primera catástrofe 1 exemplar(es)
Il 42º parallelo 1 exemplar(es)
U.S.A./42.Enlem 1 exemplar(es)
The Theme is Freedom (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
PRIMER ENCUENTRO 1 exemplar(es)
Novelas y viajes (1962) 1 exemplar(es)
Ciężkie pieniądze 1 exemplar(es)
2005 1 exemplar(es)
Veliki denar 1 exemplar(es)
Le vie della liberta 1 exemplar(es)
SERVIZIO SPECIALE (1967) 1 exemplar(es)
El gran proyecto (1951) 1 exemplar(es)
Art And Isadora 1 exemplar(es)
The Prospect before Us (1973) 1 exemplar(es)
U.S.A., Vol. 2: Nineteen Nineteen (1960) 1 exemplar(es)
CALLES DE LA NOCHE 1 exemplar(es)
L'an Premier du Siecle 1 exemplar(es)
El paralelo 42 (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
Servizio speciale 1 exemplar(es)
ABD 2- 1919 (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
John Dos Passos. Novelas I (1973) 1 exemplar(es)
DOS PASSOS: U.S.A 1 exemplar(es)
el Paralelo 42 1 exemplar(es)
Three Soldiers 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Crack-Up (1945) — Contribuinte — 918 cópias
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
Up from Liberalism (1959) — Prefácio, algumas edições246 cópias
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It (1918) — Contribuinte — 194 cópias
This Is My Best (1942) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
The American Cause (1975) — Prefácio, algumas edições121 cópias
7th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1962) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Modern Age: The First Twenty-Five Years (1810) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
The Living Thoughts of Tom Paine (1946) — Editor — 40 cópias
The Girls from Esquire (1952) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Great Stories of American Businessmen (1972) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
American Men at Arms (1964) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Strange Barriers (1955) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Resenhas

Passos' most famous USA trilogy is listed here as it begins with "42nd Parallel, then "1919" & concludes with "The Big Money" following his main character living out & influenced by other characters who bring both good and bad to him. Set in the early years of the 20th century interweaving in the background of historical events that readers may find it difficult to follow. Still, Passos' work remains a good read.
 
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walterhistory | outras 14 resenhas | Apr 24, 2024 |
#588 in our old book database. Not rated.
 
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villemezbrown | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 17, 2024 |
#586 in our old book database. Not rated.
 
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villemezbrown | outras 22 resenhas | Apr 17, 2024 |
This was a major disappointment. The USA Trilogy has been in the back of my mind as one of those "I'll read that for sure one of these days" works for 15 years or so. 80 some odd years after its publication it is still mentioned as contender for the Great American Novel. Well, after reading this, the first volume, I don't join that chorus.

Dos Passos famously uses four different modes of writing in this work. The most conventional one, which is the main body of text, follows the youth and adulthood of various characters making their way through early 20th Century America. The characterization is decent, but fundamentally Dos Passos is not interested in these characters as people, but as types, as representatives of the USA. You can give him credit for scope, though if you're admiring of this aspect you should also give him demerits for a complete lack of interest in the experience of non-white Americans, which would seem to be a major flaw in a work aiming to embody the whole experience of USA. These chapters are okay, though nothing exceptional. Worthy of 3 stars.

Taking the book down to 2 stars for me are two experimental, modernist modes of writing, which I view as total failures. The greatest offenders are the "Camera Eye" sections, 27 of them in The 42nd Parallel, in which Dos Passos copies the style of James Joyce in attempting to create a portrait of the author. About a page or two each, bereft of any context or continuity, they are fairly tortuous, if blessedly brief.

The other mode is the Newsreel sections, which mash up and blend popular song lyrics with newspaper headlines and scraps of stories, as if someone with ADD was flipping through a paper while humming a song to himself. Experimental, precursor to TV, window into the mind of the time, blah blah blah.
MOON'S PATENT IS FIZZLE

insurgents win at Kansas polls Oak Park soulmates part 8000 to take autoride says girl begged for her husband

PIT SENTIMENT FAVORS UPTURN

Oh you be-eautiful doll
You great big beautiful doll
Sorry, I'm not gaining anything by this.

The fourth mode is the one I enjoyed the most, brief sketches of famous biographical figures of the time which tend to the witty, irreverent and clever. I quite liked them, though are they necessary or even sensical to include in the novel? Not really.
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lelandleslie | outras 22 resenhas | Feb 24, 2024 |

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