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John Dos Passos's USA : a documentary volume

Author: Donald Pizer
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Group, ©2003.
Series: Dictionary of literary biography, v. 274.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Essay on John Dos Passos, and his collection of three novels into one work, U.S.A. The purpose of this volume is to make U.S.A. more accessible to readers of all kinds by offering documentary material bearing on various areas of importance and interest in the trilogy. Includes information on the relationship of the author's life and the intent, meaning and form of this trilogy, experimental forms used and principal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
History
Named Person: John Dos Passos; John Dos Passos; John Dos Passos; John Dos Passos; John Dos Passos; John Dos Passos
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Pizer
ISBN: 0787660183 9780787660185
OCLC Number: 51305666
Notes: "A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book."
Description: xxiii, 504 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: A brief life of John Dos Passos --
A U.S.A. chronology --
1. The education of the camera eye --
Childhood and education --
World War I --
The radical years --
2. U.S.A. : conception and method --
The camera eye --
The biographies --
The narratives --
The newsreels --
The shaping of the whole : Walt Whitman and montage --
3. Backgrounds and sources : American society, 1900-1931 --
Radicalism --
Big Business --
World War I --
The popular arts --
4. Publication and critical response --
U.S.A. : initial publication, later editions, and adaptation --
Initial critical reception --
General estimates.
Series Title: Dictionary of literary biography, v. 274.
Responsibility: edited by Donald Pizer.

Abstract:

Essay on John Dos Passos, and his collection of three novels into one work, U.S.A. The purpose of this volume is to make U.S.A. more accessible to readers of all kinds by offering documentary material bearing on various areas of importance and interest in the trilogy. Includes information on the relationship of the author's life and the intent, meaning and form of this trilogy, experimental forms used and principal sources and background on the aspects of American life.

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