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Manhattan Transfer - John Dos Passos
Manhattan Transfer
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Considered by many to be John Dos Passos's greatest work, Manhattan Transfer is an "expressionistic picture of New York" (New York Times) in the 1920s that reveals the lives of wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike. From Fourteenth Street to the Bowery, Delmonico's to the... show more
Considered by many to be John Dos Passos's greatest work, Manhattan Transfer is an "expressionistic picture of New York" (New York Times) in the 1920s that reveals the lives of wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike. From Fourteenth Street to the Bowery, Delmonico's to the underbelly of the city waterfront, Dos Passos chronicles the lives of characters struggling to become a part of modernity before they are destroyed by it.More than seventy-five years after its first publication, Manhattan Transfer still stands as "a novel of the very first importance" (Sinclair Lewis). It is a masterpeice of modern fiction and a lasting tribute to the dual-edged nature of the American dream.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780618381869 (0618381864)
ASIN: 618381864
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
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Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
4.0
Manhattan Transfer fu pubblicato nel 1925, quando Dos Passos era ancora dalla parte di Sacco e Vanzetti. “Ciò che c’è di più tremendo a New York è che quando ne avete fin sopra i capelli, non sapete più in quale altro posto andare. È il tetto del mondo. La sola cosa che ci rimane è girare e girare...
Blackbird's Book Blog
Blackbird's Book Blog rated it
4.0 Manhattan Transfer
I get what Dos Passos is doing in this novel and I get why it's important and I'm glad he wrote it. I'm just not that glad I read it.
Blackbird's Book Blog
Blackbird's Book Blog rated it
4.0 Manhattan Transfer
I get what Dos Passos is doing in this novel and I get why it's important and I'm glad he wrote it. I'm just not that glad I read it.
Beyond the Pages
Beyond the Pages rated it
5.0 Manhattan Transfer
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...
Lavinia
Lavinia rated it
It really seemed readable back at uni; New York in the 20's is something I'm fascinated about. Problem is that I got really bored at some point while reading, a few years later. Maybe it just wasn't the time for it then.
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