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John Dos Passos
Birth date: January 14, 1896
Died: September 28, 1970
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Beyond the Pages
Beyond the Pages rated it 3 years ago
Bustling, jumpy and intense. For me, Manhattan Transfer was a different reading experience than I'm used to, but in a good way! Looking deep into New York life, you never get a sense that you're standing still, in the moment. There's always things going on around the single bit of narrative you're r...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 4 years ago
This is a semi-autobiographical novella. The American author is writing of his own experiences as a volunteer ambulance driver in France during the First World War in 1917. The writing is disjointed, a scathing commentary of war. It covers disparate events; there is little continuity to the story. E...
JeffreyKeeten rated it 5 years ago
Andrew Carnegie started out buying Adams Express and Pullman stock when they were in a slump;he had confidence in railroads,he had confidence in communications,he had confidence in transportation,he believed in iron.Andrew Carnegie believed in iron, built bridges Bessemer plants blast furnaces rolli...
KOMET rated it 5 years ago
"Three Soldiers" is one of the earliest novels to come out of the First World War to express the disgust and disillusionment felt by many Americans who had participated in it. Dos Passos (who had served as an ambulance driver in Italy during the war) introduces the reader to 3 distinctive characte...
riley rated it 6 years ago
[2 1/2/ 5] Whereas I found Nineteen Nineteen to be a significant improvement on the first book, this one feels like he has lapsed back into his bad habits, and he gets confused between the form and the storytelling. He is still writing reasonably compelling stories but he can't decide whether he wa...
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