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John Dos Passos

Born: January 14, 1896 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: September 28, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: John Dos Passos was born in Chicago.

Biography: John Dos Passos was an American novelist and artist. He was also a correspondent for ''Life Magazine'' in 1945 and 1948. Over his long and successful career, Dos Passos wrote forty-two novels, as well as poems, essays, and plays, and created more than 400 pieces of art.


John Dos Passos on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

1919 /
ISBN: 0618056823 OCLC: 43590724

Houghton Mifflin, Boston : 2000.

Contains American author John Dos Passo's epic "U.S.A." trilogy which provides a collective portrait of America following dozens of characters from the Spanish-American War to the beginning of the Depression.

  Les trois femmes de Jed Morris :
ISBN: 2277218677 OCLC: 25797447

Ed. J'ai lu, Paris : D.L.1985.

Manhattan Transfer
ISBN: 9783499269394 OCLC: 986996018

Manhattan transfer /
ISBN: 0618381864 OCLC: 4804385

R. Bentley, Cambridge, Mass. : 1980, ©1953.

  One Man's Initiation - 1917
ISBN: 3962726691 OCLC: 1076807341

Otbebookpublishing, Chicago : 2018.

The 42nd parallel :
ISBN: 0451524578 OCLC: 9377812

New American Library, New York : 1979.

The big money /
ISBN: 0618056831 OCLC: 43641268

Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA : 2000.

THE BIG MONEY completes John Dos Passos's three-volume "fable of America's materialistic success and moral decline" (American Heritage) and marks the end of "one of the most ambitious projects that an American novelist has ever undertaken" (Time). Here we come back to America after the war and find a nation on the upswing. Industrialism booms. The stock market surges. Lindbergh takes his solo flight. Henry Ford makes automobiles. From New York to Hollywood, love affairs to business deals, it is a country taking the turns too fast, speeding toward the crash of 1929.

The prospect before us.
ISBN: 0837166268 OCLC: 577995

Greenwood Press Westport, Conn., [1973, ©1950]

  The theme is freedom.
ISBN: 0836914600 OCLC: 59601

Books for Libraries Press Freeport, N.Y., [1970, ©1956]

  The works of John Dos Passos.
ISBN: 4938429500 OCLC: 36718501

Hon-no-tomosha, Tokyo : 1991.

ISBN: 1731702868 OCLC: 1076515339

SIMON & BROWN, [Place of publication not identified], 2018.

U.S.A. /
ISBN: 1883011140 OCLC: 33819088

Library of America : New York : ©1996.

Unique among American novels for its epic scope and panoramic social sweep, John Dos Passos' U.S.A. has long been acknowledged as a monument of modern fiction. In the novels that make up the trilogy -- The 42nd Parallel (1930), 1919 (1932), and The Big Money (1936) -- Dos Passos creates a collective portrait of America in the first three decades of the 20th century, shot through with sardonic comedy and social observation. He interweaves the careers of his characters and the events of their time with a narrative verve and technical skill that make U.S.A. among the most compulsively readable of modern classics. In his prologue, Dos Passos writes: "U.S.A. is the slice of a continent. U.S.A. is a group of holding companies, some aggregations of trade unions, a set of laws bound in calf, a radio network, a chain of moving picture theatres, a column of stock quotations rubbed out and written in by a Western Union boy on a blackboard, a public library full of old newspapers and dogeared history books with protests scrawled on the margins in pencil ... But mostly U.S.A. is the speech of the people." The trilogy is filled with American speech: labor radicals and advertising executives, sailors and stenographers, interior decorators and movie stars. This edition also contains newly researched chronologies of Dos Passos' life and of world events cited in U.S.A., notes, and an essay on textual selection.

U.S.A. /
ISBN: 0618056815 OCLC: 282804

Houghton Mifflin, Boston : 1963 [©1960]

This is a classic portrait of a whole American generation, which fought the first of the century's wars to achieve the illusion of the 20's and experience the disillusion of the 30's.