Nineteen Nineteen

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Houghton Mifflin, 2000 - Fiction - 380 pages
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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 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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I love the flow writing style of John Dos Passos. - Goodreads
Her right clear, easy-to-digest prose. - Goodreads
... also, prose poem-ish biographie - Goodreads
He kills it with the ending. - Goodreads
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Review: 1919 (The USA Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Alina Lazarescu - Goodreads

I love the flow writing style of John Dos Passos. It puts me into the flow as well. It also has an oceanic feeling to it. An ocean of experiences. I hope I'll not start drinking after reading this novel :) I never realized alcoholism was so wide spread. Read full review

Review: 1919 (The USA Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Ed Lehman - Goodreads

1919 is the second novel in John Dos Passos USA trilogy. I gave it a three star rating because I'm conflicted about the work. I appreciate the techniques Dos Passos uses to infuse biography, stream-of ... 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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