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Travel books and other writings, 1916-1941

Author: John Dos Passos; Library of America (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed by Penguin Books, 2003.
Series: Library of America, 143.
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"John Dos Passos traveled widely in Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, and the United States, witnessing many of the tumultuous political, social, and cultural events of the early 20th century and recording his changing response to them. This volume collects the vibrant and insightful travel books and essays he wrote at the same time he was publishing his fictional masterpieces Three Soldiers, Manhattan Transfer, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Diaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.
Travel books and other writings.
New York : Library of America, 2003
(OCoLC)603661283
Named Person: John Dos Passos; John Dos Passos
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dos Passos; Library of America (Firm)
ISBN: 1931082405 9781931082402
OCLC Number: 51756042
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 865 p., [8] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Rosinante to the road again --
Orient Express --
In all countries --
from Journeys between wars --
A pushcart at the curb --
Uncollected essays, 1916-1941. Against American literature --
Is the "realistic" theatre obsolete? --
Paint the Revolution! --
A city that died by heartfailure --
Edison and Steinmetz : medicine men --
Grosz comes to America --
Farewell to Europe! --
The death of José Robles --
To a liberal in office --
Letters and diaries, 1916-1920.
Series Title: Library of America, 143.
Other Titles: Rosinante to the road again.
Orient Express.
In all countries.
Pushcart at the curb.
Uncollected essays, 1916-1941.
Letters and diaries, 1916-1920.
Prose works.
Journeys between wars.
Responsibility: John Dos Passos.
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"John Dos Passos traveled widely in Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, and the United States, witnessing many of the tumultuous political, social, and cultural events of the early 20th century and recording his changing response to them. This volume collects the vibrant and insightful travel books and essays he wrote at the same time he was publishing his fictional masterpieces Three Soldiers, Manhattan Transfer, and U.S.A." "Rosinante to the Road Again (1922) is a vivid collection of essays on Spanish life, literature, and art that demonstrates Dos Passos' enduring fascination with a country he would repeatedly visit and write about. Orient Express (1927) records his 1921-22 journey through the Middle East, and contains provocative and haunting descriptions of the effects of the Greek-Turkish War; the Caucasus in the aftermath of Soviet conquest; Persia during the rise of Reza Khan; the creation of Iraq by the British; and a winter trip by camel caravan across the desert from Baghdad to Damascus. In All Countries (1934) collects pieces on Russia in the late 1920s, Mexico in the aftermath of Zapata, the troubled Spanish Republic, and strikes and protests in the United States, while articles that appeared in Journeys Between Wars (1938) examine the Popular Front in France and the Spanish Civil War." "Also included are A Pushcart at the Curb (1922), a cycle of poems inspired by his travels; nine political and literary essays written between 1916 and 1941, including his denunciation of the execution of his friend Jose Robles by Spanish Communists; and a selection of letters and diary entries from 1916 to 1920 that record his wartime service as an ambulance driver in France and Italy."--BOOK JACKET.

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