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John Dos Passos: Travel Books and Other Writings 1916-1941: Rosinante to the Road Again, Orient Express, In All Countries, A Pushcart at the Curb, Letters, Diaries, and Essays
     

John Dos Passos: Travel Books and Other Writings 1916-1941: Rosinante to the Road Again, Orient Express, In All Countries, A Pushcart at the Curb, Letters, Diaries, and Essays

by John Dos Passos, Townsend Ludington (Editor)
 
John Dos Passos witnessed the modern era's defining events and distilled their literary essence into an innovative, trademark pastiche style: "something like a multimedia event" in book form, wrote The New Yorker. As an ambulance driver during World War I, as an eyewitness to the Spanish Civil War, Italian Fascism, Mexican social upheaval, and

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John Dos Passos witnessed the modern era's defining events and distilled their literary essence into an innovative, trademark pastiche style: "something like a multimedia event" in book form, wrote The New Yorker. As an ambulance driver during World War I, as an eyewitness to the Spanish Civil War, Italian Fascism, Mexican social upheaval, and post-revolutionary shifts in Russia and Central Asia, and as a participant in protests in the United States, Dos Passos charted cataclysms and his evolving response to them before the ink had dried in the history books. Now The Library of America restores to print his vibrant travel books-Rosinante to the Road Again (1922), Orient Express (1927), In All Countries (1934), and the Spanish Civil War material added to Journeys Between Wars (1938)-American classics Dos Passos wrote concurrently with his fictional masterpieces Three Soldiers, Manhattan Transfer (see opposite page), and U.S.A. Featured in this edition are full-color reproductions of Dos Passos' own remarkably vivid Orient Express watercolors.

This volume also restores to print the rare travel poems cycle A Pushcart at the Curb (1922); political and literary essays that dramatize his complicated relationship with communism; and a selection of early letters and diaries from World War I.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Dos Passos's second and third outings in the prestigious Library of America series offer a vast resource of his work. The Novels volume includes One Man's Initiation: 1917, Three Soldiers, and Manhattan Transfer. The second volume combines Rosinante to the Road Again, Orient Express, In All Countries, A Pushcart at the Curb, and more. The books also feature notes on the text, a chronology of the author's life, and the other standard extras of the series. Together, a huge dose of Dos. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931082402
Publisher:
Library of America
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Series:
Library of America Series
Pages:
860
Sales rank:
903,318
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.11(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author

Townsend Ludington, editor, is Boshamer Professor of English and American Studies at the Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, author of John Dos Passos: A Twentieth Century Odyssey, and editor of The Fourteenth Chronicle: Letters and Diaries of Dos Passos.

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