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Manhattan Transfer
John Dos Passos
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 1925



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Ulysses
James Joyce

Chapel Road
Louis Paul Boon


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A colorful, multi-facted chronicle of New York in the early 1920s, Manhattan Transfer ranks with Joyce's Ulysses as a powerful and often lyrical meditation on the modern city. Using experimental montage and collage techniques borrowed from the cinema, and the jumbled case histories of a picaresque range of characters from dockside crapshooters to high-society flappers, Dos Passos constructs a brilliant picture of New York City as a great futuristic machine filled with motion, drama and human tragedy.

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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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