Nineteen Nineteen

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Houghton Mifflin, 2000 - Fiction - 380 pages
22 Reviews
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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Review: 1919 (The USA Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

If you like the 42nd Parallel, you'll love 1919. Dos Passos hits his stride with the second book (in the three-book trilogy). Despite using the same formula as previous novel, 1919 feels slightly less ... Read full review

Review: 1919 (The USA Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Fred - Goodreads

I really wish I had read Dos Passos earlier in my reading career, but he tends to get lost in the Hemingway-Faulkner-Fitzgerald shuffle. Better late than never, for sure. 1919, the second book in the ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

John Dos Passos (1896-1970), a member of the Lost Generation, was the author of more than forty works of fiction and nonfiction, including THREE SOLDIERS and MANHATTAN TRANSFER.

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