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1919
John Dos Passos
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 1932



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With 1919, the second volume of his U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos continues his 'vigorous and sweeping panorama of twentieth-century America' (Forum), lauded on publication of the first volume not only for its scope, but also for its groundbreaking style. Again, employing a host of experimental devices that would inspire a whole new generation of writers to follow, Dos Passos captures the many textures, flavors, and background noises of modern life with a cinematic touch and unparalleled nerve.
1919 opens to find America and the world at war, and Dos Passos's characters, many of whom we met in the first volume, are thrown into the snarl. We follow the daughter of a Chicago minister, a wide-eyed Texas girl, a young poet, a radical Jew, and we glimpse Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Unknown Soldier.

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BOOKS BY JOHN DOS PASSOS:

Manhattan Transfer
1925
'Fast-paced'' vignettes in the lives of numerous characters create a portrait of New York City in the early twenties.
The 42nd Parallel
1930
'USA Trilogy': part I
Kaleidoscopic portrait of life in the United States of America in the 1920's.

The Big Money: 'USA trilogy' part III
1936

1919
1932
"USA Trilogy: part II"
Kaleidoscopic portrait of life in the United States of America in the 1920's.
U.S.A.
1930-1936
In this experimental trilogy, Dos Passos uses 'camera eye' and 'newsreel' sections to create a fragmented atmosphere. Through the testimony of numerous characters, both fictional and historical figures, he builds up a composite picture of American society in the first quarter of the 20th century.
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