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The Breaking Point: Hemingway, Dos Passos and the Murder of Jose Robles
Stephen Koch
1582432805
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Koch's new biographic history surveys the Spanish Civil War, the decline of literary modernism, the train wreck otherwise known as Ernest Hemingway's love life and the waning career of John Dos Passos—all while plotting the moral highs and lows of 1930s American and European intellectuals, politicos and revolutionaries. This is heady stuff, made headier still by Koch's revelation that the hand pulling each of these narrative threads belongs to no less a villain than Joseph Stalin. Far from spinning conspiracy theories, Koch coolly examines scholarship, memoirs and archival material that place Stalin's propaganda operatives at the heart of almost every relationship, argument and scene rendered in these masterful chapters. Chief among the affairs is the unraveling friendship between Hemingway...


The Portugal Story
John DOS Passos
0385513631
Mar 1995
Paperback
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John Dos Passos
Lisa Nanney
0805739718
October 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Twayne's United States Authors Series presents concise critical introductions to great writers and their works. Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an author's work, each study takes account of major literary trends and important scholarly contributions and provides new critical insights with an original point of view. An Authors Series volume addresses readers ranging from advanced high school students to university professors. The book suggests to the informed reader new ways of considering a writer's work. A reader new to the work under examination will, after reading the Authors Series, be compelled to turn to the originals, bringing to the reading a basic knowledge and fresh critical perspectives. Each volume features: A critical, interpretive study and explication of the author's works A...


Border of a Dream
Antonio Machado
1556591985
Nov 2003
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Book Description
Antonio Machado (1875–1939) is Spain's master poet, the explorer of dream and landscape, and of consciousness below language. Widely regarded as the greatest twentieth century poet who wrote in Spanish, Machado-like his contemporary Rilke-is intensely introspective and meditative. In this collection, the unparalleled translator Willis Barnstone, returns to the poet with whom he first started his distinguished career, offering a new bilingual edition which provides a sweeping assessment of Machado's work. In addition, Border of a Dream includes a reminiscence by Nobel Laureate Juan Ramon Jimenez and a foreword by John Dos Passos.from "Proverbs and Songs"Absolute faith. We neither are nor will be. Our whole life is borrowedWe brought nothing. With nothing we leave.*You say nothing is created?Don't worry....


Three Soldiers
John Roderigo Dos Passos
0141180277
Dec 1997
Paperback
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Review
?I regard Dos Passos as the greatest writer of our time.? ?Jean-Paul Sartre --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Part of the generation that produced Ernest Hemingway and Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos wrote one of the most grimly honest portraits of World War I. Three Soldiers portrays the lives of a trio of army privates: Fuselli, an Italian American store clerk from San Francisco; Chrisfield, a farm boy from Indiana; and Andrews, a musically gifted Harvard graduate from New York. Hailed as a masterpiece on its original publication in 1921, Three Soldiers is a gripping exploration of fear and ambition, conformity and rebellion, desertion and violence, and the brutal and dehumanizing effects of a regimented war machine on...


Easter Island
John DOS Passos
0385513615
Mar 1995
Paperback
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The Men Who Made the Nation
John DOS Passos
0385513623
Mar 1995
Paperback
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The Big Money: Volume Three of the U.S.A. Trilogy
John Dos Passos
0618056831
May 2000
Paperback
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Norman Mailer
"The single greatest novel any of us have written, yes, in this country in the last one hundred years."

Review
"The single greatest novel any of us have written, yes, in this country in the last one hundred years." -- Norman Mailer

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John DOS Passos
Barry Maine
0415159350
Apr 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
John Dos Passos (1896-1970). Important American writer of the 1930s and 40s. Writings include Manhattan Transfer, Three Soldiers, USA. Volume covers the period 1921-1975.

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Dos Passos: A Life
Virginia Spencer Spencer Carr
0810122006
March 2004
Paperback
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Review
"Fascinating. It gives us a clearer sense than ever before of what a bizarre personal life lay behind his bitter views of public life.... Thanks to Mrs. Carr's stylishly-written, fact-crammed biography, it is now possible to put together a more plausible explanation of Dos Passos's political odyssey." -New York Times Book Review


Three Soldiers
John Roderigo Dos Passos
0486434672
June 2004
Paperback
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Review
?I regard Dos Passos as the greatest writer of our time.? ?Jean-Paul Sartre --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Part of the generation that produced Ernest Hemingway and Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos wrote one of the most grimly honest portraits of World War I. Three Soldiers portrays the lives of a trio of army privates: Fuselli, an Italian American store clerk from San Francisco; Chrisfield, a farm boy from Indiana; and Andrews, a musically gifted Harvard graduate from New York. Hailed as a masterpiece on its original publication in 1921, Three Soldiers is a gripping exploration of fear and ambition, conformity and rebellion, desertion and violence, and the brutal and dehumanizing effects of a regimented war machine on...


John Dos Passos: Novels 1920-1925
John Dos Passos
1931082391
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Before he began the U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos prefigured his groundbreaking epic through three novels that provide a fascinating glimpse into his stunning achievement as an avant-garde prose stylist while they incisively chronicle early twentieth century Europe and America. Manhattan Transfer (1925), a kaleidoscopic portrait of New York City, is universally acknowledged as a modernist masterpiece. This lyrical, exuberantly experimental novel orchestrates the rising and falling fortunes of more than a dozen characters: Wall Street speculators, theatrical celebrities, impoverished immigrants, bootleggers, and anarchist rebels move through a maze of tenements and skyscrapers. The impressionistic One Man's Initiation: 1917 (1920) draws upon Dos Passos' experiences driving ambulances in France to portray the fear,...


John Dos Passos: A Twentieth-Century Odyssey
Townsend Ludington
0786705272
January 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
"This model biography will be important to any study of the literary history and intellectual ferment of that extraordinary era from the Great War to midcentury" (LJ 10/1/80). Luddington here follows Dos Passos through his artistic endeavors and political leanings, which led him into disfavor. That, however, has passed. Still a "clearly definitive work," this edition contains a new introduction by the author.Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.


No Pie in the Sky
Frederick Feied
0595170331
Dec 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
No Pie In The Sky examines the treatment of the hobo in the works of Jack London, John Dos Passos and Jack Kerouac. London saw the hobo as a dispossessed worker, an inevitable by-product of capitalism, but his tone is buoyant and hopeful. He believes that Socialism's triumph will bring an end to the injustice of the capitalist system. Dos Passos' tone is pessimistic and elegiac as he chronicles the defeat of the hoboes; union; the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the triumph of the money machine. Flight is the dominant motif in Kerouac, as big government, big business and big unions impose a stultifying conformity. Faced with atomic annihilation, his hoboes turn inward, seeking refuge in Zen Buddhism and the built-in bomb shelter of the human psyche.


The 42nd Parallel
John Roderigo Dos Passos
0618056815
May 2000
Paperback
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Norman Mailer
"The single greatest novel any of us have written, yes, in this country in the last one hundred years."

Review
"The single greatest novel any of us have written, yes, in this country in the last one hundred years." -- Norman Mailer

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1919
John Roderigo Dos Passos
0618056823
May 2000
Paperback
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Norman Mailer
"The single greatest novel any of us have written, yes, in this country in the last one hundred years."

Review
"The single greatest novel any of us have written, yes, in this country in the last one hundred years." -- Norman Mailer

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Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature
Lewis M. Dabney
0374113122
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Dabney, who edited The Sixties, the last volume of Wilson's posthumous journals, brings a deep familiarity with his subject to this critical biography. Wilson (1895–1972) was mid–20th-century America's most influential literary critic, and Dabney meticulously unfolds the circumstances behind the writing of his most significant books while tracing the evolution of Wilson's thought. Wilson was equally skilled at criticism and reportage, and fairly successful at fiction—including the scandalously erotic (for the 1940s) novel Memoirs of Hecate County—and Dabney confidently sorts out these varied writings and their part in Wilson's legacy. Biographical details are generally filtered through the literary perspective, but the life story does get a thorough if sometimes slow rendering. The account...

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