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1919 - John Dos Passos, E.L. Doctorow
1919
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780618056828 (0618056823)
ASIN: 618056823
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: The U.S.A. Trilogy (#2)
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3.0 1919: Volume Two of the U.S.A. Trilogy
That's a 7/10. Significantly better than the first one. Here his characters actually connect! Amazing! Writing a book with characters that know each other! On the whole it is much improved, though there are still major problems (he's always introducing people at the end). But yes, he matches h...
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