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Dos Passos

John (Roderigo). 1896--1970, US novelist of the Lost Generation; author of Three Soldiers (1921), Manhattan Transfer (1925), and the trilogy USA. (1930--36)
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In discussing Hemingway and Pamplona, almost all commentators on the 1924 fiesta note both the presence of John Dos Passos at the event and the injury suffered by Hemingway's friend, the American writer Donald Ogden Stewart, during the amateur bullfighting preceeding each day's professional bullfight.
26) See his essay "John Dos Passos and 1919" ("John Dos Passos et 1919," 1938), in which Sartre calls Dos Passos "the greatest writer of our time," English translation in Belkin, Allen (ed.
In Clark's opinion, Dos Passos "sees aesthetic response to life as a moral experience," (45) but it will be shown how, on the contrary, such an aestheticization of the city, i.
When it comes to Iraq, are war critics (I'm one) pulling a Dos Passos, whose story was breathlessly titled "Americans Are Losing the Victory in Europe"?
It also includes discussions of the work of John Dos Passos, Carolyn Forche, and Peter Dale Scott "as models of how to merge historical materials, political analysis, investigative muckraking, self- exploration, and poetry .
Brown's personal correspondence with such important literary and cultural figures as Sylvia Beach, John Dos Passos, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, Brassai, and Jacques Maritain forms a substantial portion of the John L.
So More read Joyce, Dos Passos, Sherwood Anderson, criticism about the French symbolists if not much of their poetry, and of course Proust.
In World War I, ten million men died on the battlefield, but we needed John Dos Passos to confront us with what that meant: In his novel 1919, he writes of the death of John Doe: "In the tarpaper morgue at Chalons-sur-Marne in the reek of chloride of lime and the dead, they picked out the pine box that held all that was left of" him.
Like others in the current crop of light-prose writers here, he can hardly relate to the "lost generation" of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Dos Passos, Pound, and e.
Many others, like Koestler, Spender or John Dos Passos were former fellow-travellers who had taken a different path.
The entry on Willa Cather by Merrill Maguire Skaggs is a reminder of work that is just opening up, and there would have been room for similar essays on such writers as Edith Wharton, Conrad Aiken, John Dos Passos, or Thomas Wolfe, whom Faulkner also admired.
In the fall of 1931, a time when the coalfields of Appalachia were being viewed "as a new theater of class warfare" that "engaged the radical imagination and the newspapers," (39) a group of prominent writers including Theodore Dreiser and John Dos Passos travelled to Kentucky as the national Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners (NCDPP) to publicize the plight of striking NMU miners through public hearings.