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John Dos Passos - American Writers 20

John Dos Passos - American Writers 20: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1962
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    John Dos Passos - American Writers 20
    Book Description:

    John Dos Passos. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5179-5
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. John Dos Passos
    (pp. 5-45)

    Over a period of forty years, in some thirty published volumes, John Dos Passos has carried on a romantic, constantly disappointed love affair with the United States. His books, crowded with personal experiences and historic events, are at once celebrations, indictments, and pleas for reform. Yet though his passionate complaints seem always to be set in political terms, his own political attitudes have swung in a large arc from left to right. Obviously something profounder than politics is at work.

    Dos Passos was not the first to try to encompass in fiction the whole history of his time. In France...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-47)