The critical reputation of John Dos Passos, 1920-1950

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Dos Passos, John, -- 1896-1970 -- Criticism and interpret
Statementby Paul Baker Newman
The Physical Object
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Paginationii, 242 p
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Open LibraryOL14429430M

In his day John Dos Passos' name was spoken in the same critical voice as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Some of his reputation arose from this book, It is the follow-up work to The Forty-Second Parallel and traces several characters through the times that surround them.

Charlie The critical reputation of John Dos Passos sets off for Paris as America enters the war and Dos Passos weaves his adventures and those of 5/5(1). nardo Guido de Vasconcelos’s collection John Dos Passos: Biography and Critical Essays maps out the recently recharged interest in Dos Passos.

This collection originated from an international conference put on by the John Dos The critical reputation of John Dos Passos Cultural Centre in Madeira, Portugal, in October of Citing. John Dos Passos, American writer, one of the major novelists of the post-World War I “lost generation,” whose reputation as a social historian and as a radical critic of the quality of American life rests primarily on his trilogy U.S.A.

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The son of a wealthy lawyer of Portuguese descent, Dos Passos. John Dos Passos. DOI link for John Dos Passos John Dos Passos. DOI link for John Dos Passos. John Dos Passos book. Edited By Barry Maine. Edition 1st Edition.

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John Dos Passos has 99 books on Goodreads with ratings. John Dos Passos’s most popular book is The 42nd Parallel (U.S.A., #1). If Manhattan Transfer represented a heightened style and structure in comparison to Three Soldiers, then the U.S.A.

trilogy was the apex of Dos Passos’s expressionistic novels; generally acknowledged as his masterpiece, it is on this work that his reputation rests. The trilogy is a panoramic fictional history of America in the first three decades of the twentieth century.

U.S.A., trilogy by John Dos Passos, comprising The 42nd Parallel (), covering the period from up to World War I; (), dealing with the war and the critical year of the Treaty of Versailles; and The Big Money (), which moves from the boom of the s to the bust of the s.

Dos Passos reinforced the histories of his fictional characters with interpolated montages of. John Dos Passos died inand it is startling to find him in our own world, deploring (in a letter to his daughter) “this hysteria about Cambodia” and praising Nixon for “the first rational military step in the whole war” taken “in face of overwhelming Communist-inspired propaganda.” For.

John Roderigo Dos Passos (/ d ɒ s ˈ p æ s ə s,-s ɒ s /; Janu – Septem ) was an American novelist, most notable for his U.S.A. trilogy. Born in Chicago, Dos Passos graduated from Harvard College in He traveled widely as a young man, visiting Europe and the Middle East, where he learned about literature, art, and architecture.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "John Dos Passos" See other formats. The present collection of essays is a worthy contribution to the growing body of critical studies on John Dos Passos s writings, which indisputably endorse the status of his literary name.

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John Dos Passos was born John Roderigo Madison in Chicago on Januthe illegitimate son of Lucy Addison Sprigg Madison, from Petersburg, Virginia, and John Randolph Dos Passos, a corporation lawyer in New York. John Dos Passos ().

Important American writer of the s and 40s. Writings include Manhattan Transfer, Three Soldiers, USA. Volume covers the period John Dos Passos, (born Jan. 14,Chicago, Ill., U.S.—died Sept.

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The critical social eyes of Dos Passos concentrated on his novels: 42nd Parallel,The Big Money. Norman Mailer was quoted in a PBS television documentary, The Odyssey of John Dos Passos: “Those three volumes of U.S.A. make up the idea of a great American novel.” Nevertheless, all did not go well for him.

The Times Literary Supplement: John Dos Passos died inthe last survivor of the so-called Lost Generation. As it happens, his first novel, One Man’s Initiation:was published inoffering a handy coincidence to anyone thinking of reviving his reputation.

Yet, for whatever reason, Dos Passos has never achieved the kind of far-reaching popular awareness and critical acclaim Hemingway and Fitzgerald have.

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Though best known for his U.S.A. trilogy, Dos Passos's first masterpiece, and the novel which sealed his reputation, is Manhattan Transfer. As a result of this work, Sinclair Lewis and Jean-Paul Sartre, among others, lavished praise on Dos Passos. The Times Literary Supplement: John Dos Passos died inthe last survivor of the so-called Lost Generation.

As it happens, his first novel, One Man’s Initiation:was published inoffering a handy coincidence to anyone thinking of reviving his reputation.

Dos Passos was also a painter. Here we show a detail from Read more». The reputation of the American novelist John Roderigo Dos Passos () is based chiefly on his early work, especially the trilogy "U.S.A."John Dos Passos was born in Chicago on Jan.

14,th. Malcolm Cowley (Aug – Ma ) was an American writer, editor, historian, poet, and literary best known works include his first book of poetry, Blue Juniata (), his lyrical memoir, Exile's Return (; rev. ), as a chronicler and fellow traveller of the Lost Generation, and as an influential editor and talent scout at Viking Press.

by John Dos Passos. Three Soldiers. by John Dos Passos. The Big Money. by John Dos Passos. Adventures of a Young Man. by John Dos Passos. Midcentury. by John Dos Passos. Before the s, John Dos Passos antiwar novels were criticized, but his U.S.A Trilogy (beginning with The 42 nd Parallel in ) was received with great success.

A few critics on the left thought the works were too individualistic while some on the right thought they were too radical (7). Buy John Dos Passos: Biography and Critical Essays New Edition by Maria Zina Goncalves de Abreu, Bernardo Guido de Vasconcelos (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Hardcover. John Dos Passos InNazi students at more than 30 German universities pillaged libraries in search of books they considered to be "un-German." Among the literary and political writings they threw into the flames were the works of John Dos Passos.

A look at the life and works of John Dos Passos, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. John Dos Passos was born in in Chicago, the love child of a widow and an important corporation lawyer, whose estranged Catholic wife had rejected divorce.

Bibliography: p. Introduction / Andrew Hook -- The politics of John Dos Passos / Granville Hicks -- Dos Passos and the social revolution / Edmund Wilson -- John Dos Passos: the synoptic novel / Blanche H.

Gelfant -- Manhattan transfer: Dos Passos wasteland / E. Lowry -- John Dos Passos and / Jean-Paul Sartre -- A serious artist / F. Leavis -- John Dos Passos: the poet and. He was accompanied by John Dos Passos. Hemingway Here, Avid For Lion Hunt (April 4, ) Hemingway's book sales and critical reputation were enjoying a revival.

New Hemingway Book on Matadors (January 2, ) After appearing in installments in Life magazine in"The Dangerous Summer" was finally brought out by Charles Scribner's Sons. More than 60 feet above his head, the brilliant skylights of Baltimore's George Peabody Library provided light for John Dos Passos.

He would sit at the library for hours almost every day, quietly, and discreetly, his nose buried in a book. Sometimes students asked him questions, thinking he worked there.

John Dos Passos NEWSLETTER No. 4 June GENDER ATTITUDES IN DOS PASSOS’ FICTION AND RECEPTION A Book Review by Seth Moglen DOS PASSOS AND THE IDEOLOGY OF THE FEMI-NINE. By Janet Galligani Casey. Cambridge University Press, pp. Introduction / Andrew Hook --The politics of John Dos Passos / Granville Hicks --Dos Passos and the social revolution / Edmund Wilson --John Dos Passos: the synoptic novel / Blanche H.

Gelfant --Manhattan transfer: Dos Passos wasteland / E.D. Lowry --John Dos Passos and / Jean-Paul Sartre --A serious artist / F.R. Leavis --John Dos.Get this from a library!

John Dos Passos. [George Joseph Becker] -- A critical, evaluative study of the American writer's literary career, examining and interpreting his increasingly less powerful, less objective novels within the context of his novels within the.John Dos Passos and U.S.A.

by Michelle Hoeger. This paper is a creative look at the author and his greatest trilogy. The imitation of Dos Passos’ style in this paper is an attempt to capture the sound and feel of U.S.A.

while at the same time informing the readers of the author’s life and influences. Jack [1].