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Dos Passos, John 1896-1970

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U.S.A by John Dos Passos( Book )

231 editions published between 1930 and 2008 in 12 languages and held by 5,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unique among American novels for its epic scope and panoramic and social sweep, John Dos Passos' U.S.A. has long been acknowledged as a monument of modern fiction. In the novels that make up the trilogy - The 42nd Parallel (1930), 1919 (1932), and The Big Money (1936) - Dos Passos creates an unforgettable collective portrait of America, shot through with sardonic comedy and brilliant social observation. He interweaves the careers of his characters and the events of their time with a narrative verve and breathtaking technical skill that make U.S.A. among the most compulsively readable of modern classics. In his prologue Dos Passos writes: "U.S.A. is the slice of a continent. U.S.A. is a group of holding companies, some aggregations of trade unions, a set of laws bound in calf, a radio network, a chain of moving picture theatres, a column of stock quotations rubbed out and written in by a Western Union boy on a blackboard, a public library full of old newspapers and dogeared history books with protests scrawled on the margins in pencil ... But mostly U.S.A. is the speech of the people." The trilogy is filled with American speech: labor radicals and advertising executives, sailors and stenographers, interior decorators and movie stars. The volume contains newly researched chronologies of Dos Passos' life and of world events cited in U.S.A., notes, and an essay on textual selection
Manhattan transfer by John Dos Passos( Book )

404 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 3,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thread of continuity binds these vignettes of incidents and characters living in New York City in the 1920's
Three soldiers by John Dos Passos( Book )

187 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on three soldiers in World War I, a Harvard idealist, a working-class Italian American, and an Indiana farm boy, and portrays their disillusionment with the tyranny, red tape, and boredom of the military
American poetry : the twentieth century by E. E Cummings( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Mr. Wilson's war by John Dos Passos( Book )

36 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the assassination of McKinley to the defeat of the League of Nations
Midcentury by John Dos Passos( Book )

68 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billede af vor tid sammenstillet af autentiske beretninger, biografier og noveller
The men who made the Nation by John Dos Passos( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years of American history, from post-Revolutionary days to the death of Hamilton, told in terms of the great men of that time
The American heritage picture history of World War II by C. L Sulzberger( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: Life's Picture History of World War II Large format (14" x 10.5") hardcover. 368 pages including many of Life's classic black & white photos, glossary and index
The big money by John Dos Passos( Book )

163 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in 13 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE BIG MONEY completes John Dos Passos's three-volume "fable of America's materialistic success and moral decline" (American Heritage) and marks the end of "one of the most ambitious projects that an American novelist has ever undertaken" (Time). Here we come back to America after the war and find a nation on the upswing. Industrialism booms. The stock market surges. Lindbergh takes his solo flight. Henry Ford makes automobiles. From New York to Hollywood, love affairs to business deals, it is a country taking the turns too fast, speeding toward the crash of 1929
The 42nd parallel by John Dos Passos( Book )

187 editions published between 1831 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his U.S.A. trilogy, comprising THE 42nd PARALLEL, 1919, and THE BIG MONEY, John Dos Passos is said by many to have written the great American novel. While Fitzgerald and Hemingway were cultivating what Edmund Wilson once called their "own little corners," John Dos Passos was taking on the world. Counted as one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Modern Library and by some of the finest writers working today, U.S.A. is a grand, kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation, buzzing with history and life on every page. The trilogy opens with THE 42nd PARALLEL, where we find a young country at the dawn of the twentieth century. Slowly, in stories artfully spliced together, the lives and fortunes of five characters unfold. Mac, Janey, Eleanor, Ward, and Charley are caught on the storm track of this parallel and blown New Yorkward. As their lives cross and double back again, the likes of Eugene Debs, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie make cameo appearances
The shackles of power; three Jeffersonian decades by John Dos Passos( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical narrative of the early United Sates as dominated and influenced by Jefferson, Monroe, Madison, and John Quincy Adams. Pictures the first quarter of the 19th century as abounding in both patriots and scoundrels-enough to make for fascinating reading
1919 by John Dos Passos( Book )

112 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles life in America through the war years, giving glimpses of the lives and characters of five young Americans--a low caste sailor, the daughter of a Chicago minister, a young girl from Texas, a radical Jew, a young poet
Chosen country by John Dos Passos( Book )

53 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about a man with a European background and a woman whose culture is mid-west American, following their different lives after a childhood meeting until their reunion as adults after World War I
The grand design by John Dos Passos( Book )

47 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the period when the New Deal was at the cocktail party stage in Washington
Number one : a novel by John Dos Passos( Book )

55 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a contemporary family and a man's reactions to the social problems of the day. Preceded by "Adventures of a young man."
Novels, 1920-1925 : One man's initiation, 1917 ; Three soldiers ; Manhattan transfer by John Dos Passos( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These novels record the emergence of John Dos Passos as a chronicler of the upheavals of the early 20th century. "In One Man's Initiation:" 1917 an idealistic young American serving as a volunteer ambulance driver in France learns of the fear, uncertainty, and camaraderie of war. "Three Soldiers" engages in a deeper exploration of the impact of World War I upon an increasingly fractured civilization. The novel depicts the experiences of three Americans as they fight in the final battles of the war and then confront a world in which peace offers little respite from the dehumanizing servility and regimentation of militarized life. "Manhattan Transfer" is a kaleidoscopic portrait of New York City in the first two decades of the 20th century that follows the changing fortunes of more than a dozen characters as they strive to make sense out of the chaos of modern urban existence
The Portugal story: three centuries of exploration and discovery by John Dos Passos( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man's initiation, 1917 : a novel by John Dos Passos( Book )

74 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short novel based in part on Dos Passos's own experiences as an ambulance driver in World War I
The head and heart of Thomas Jefferson by John Dos Passos( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quotations from Jefferson's writings and conversations, and those of his contemporaries, are woven into the text
The best times; an informal memoir by John Dos Passos( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A record of his childhood, young adulthood, and twenties, The Best Times is a collage of cherished memories. He reflects on the joys of an itinerant life enriched by new and diverse friendships, customs, cultures, and cuisines. Luminary personalities and landscapes abound in the 1920s literary world Dos Passos loved. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, E.E. Cummings, Gerald and Sara Murphy, Horsley Gantt'they are his beloved friends. Spain, the French Riviera, Paris, Persia, the Caucasus'they are his beloved footpaths
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Dos Passos, D. 1896-1970

Dos Passos, Dzhon 1896-1970

Dos Passos, Džon 1896-1970

Dos Passos, John

Dos Passos, John 1896-1970

Dos Passos, John R. 1896-1970

Dos Passos, John Roderig

Dos Passos , John Roderigo

Dos Passos, John Roderigo 1896-1970

DosPassos, John 1896-1970

DosPassos, John R. 1896-1970

John Dos Passos Amerikaans auteur

John Dos Passos crivain amricain

John Dos Passos scrittore, saggista e giornalista statunitense

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Passos, Dzhon Dos 1896-1970

Passos, Džon dos 1896-1970

Passos, John dos

Passos John Dos 1896-1970

Passos, John Roderigo Dos 1896-1970

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Дос Пассос, Джон 1896-1970

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Manhattan transferThree soldiersAmerican poetry : the twentieth centuryThe men who made the NationThe big moneyThe 42nd parallel1919Novels, 1920-1925 : One man's initiation, 1917 ; Three soldiers ; Manhattan transfer