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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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

My reaction to reading the trilogy in 1997. Spoilers may follow. I read this trilogy to get some appreciation of the style so successfully used by science fiction writers John Brunner and Joe Haldeman ... Read full review

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

I read this book in the summer of 1949 and occasionally commented on my reading: On July 3 I said I found the book reekingly exposing of the dreadful mediocrity seemingly so intimate a concomitant of ... Read full review

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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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