1919 (The USA Trilogy, Book 2) by John Dos Passos

By John Dos Passos

Foreword by means of E. L. Doctorow.

Overview

With 1919, the second one quantity of his U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos keeps his "vigorous and sweeping landscape of twentieth-century America" (Forum), lauded on ebook of the 1st quantity not just for its scope, but in addition for its groundbreaking sort. back, making use of a bunch of experimental units that might motivate an entire new iteration of writers to persist with, Dos Passos captures the various textures, flavors, and historical past noises of contemporary lifestyles with a cinematic contact and remarkable nerve.

1919 opens to discover the US and the realm at struggle, and Dos Passos's characters, a lot of whom we met within the first quantity, are thrown into the snarl. We persist with the daughter of a Chicago minister, a wide-eyed Texas woman, a tender poet, a thorough Jew, and we glimpse Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Unknown Soldier.

Show description

Read Online or Download 1919 (The USA Trilogy, Book 2) PDF

Similar american literature books

A New Life

"An missed masterpiece. it will probably nonetheless be undervalued as Malamud's funniest and so much embracing novel. " —Jonathan Lethem

In a brand new existence, Bernard Malamud—generally regarded as a particularly manhattan writer—took at the American fable of the West as a spot of non-public reinvention.

When Sy Levin, a highschool instructor beset via alcohol and undesirable judgements, leaves the town for the Pacific Northwest to begin over, it's no shock that he conjures a imaginative and prescient of the extreme new existence looking forward to him there: "He imagined the pioneers in lined wagons coming into this valley for the 1st time. even supposing he had lived little in nature Levin had continuously enjoyed it, and the feel of getting performed the appropriate factor in leaving big apple used to be renewed in him. " quickly after his arrival at Cascadia university, even though, Levin realizes he has been taken in by way of a mirage. The mess ups pile up anew, and Levin, fired from his put up, reveals himself again the place he began and little the wiser for it.

A New Life—as Jonathan Lethem's advent makes clear—is Malamud at his most sensible: together with his trust in good fortune and new beginnings Sy Levin embodies the thwarted craving for transcendence that's on the center of all Malamud's paintings.

The Stories of Paul Bowles

The fast fiction of yank literary cult determine Paul Bowles is marked through a distinct, delicately spare variety, and a depressing, wealthy, unique temper, by way of turns chilling, ironic, and wry—possessing a symmetry among good looks and terror that's haunting and eventually ethical. In "Pastor Dowe at Tecaté," a Protestant missionary is distributed to a far flung position the place his God has no strength.

The Cambridge Introduction to Emily Dickinson (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

Emily Dickinson is healthier referred to as an intensely deepest, even reclusive author. but the way in which she has been mythologised has intended her paintings is frequently misunderstood. This creation delves in the back of the parable to provide a poet who was once deeply engaged with the problems of her day. In a lucid and stylish type, the booklet locations her lifestyles and paintings within the ancient context of the Civil struggle, the suffrage move, and the quick industrialisation of the us.

American Literature in Context after 1929

This ebook situates American literature from the nice melancholy to the current day in its historic context Explores the matters that engaged American writers from 1929 to the current attracts on a variety of files from journal and newspaper money owed to executive stories and significant non-fiction The e-book covers political ferment of the Nineteen Thirties; post-World warfare II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic swap; juvenile delinquency, psychological disorder and the belief of the U.

Extra resources for 1919 (The USA Trilogy, Book 2)

Sample text

She received a standing ovation after her first workin-progress performance in Columbus, Georgia, at a gathering of international McCullers scholars and admirers, and reflecting on that, Vega notes her satisfaction: “If we can win this crowd over, then nobody in New York can say anything to me” (qtd. in Light AR6). Further, Vega seems to understand the importance of McCullers’ work in the twenty-first century, and no doubt her performance piece has led new readers to discover McCullers. Vega notes, “I think people understand her more than they might have 30 years ago because of the alternative sensibility … [She] was sort of an alternative personality before that phrase was coined” (qtd.

Print. ” Rev. of The Member of the Wedding, by Carson McCullers. Empire Theatre, New York. Newsweek 16 Jan. 1950: 74. Print. Phelan, Kappo. Rev. of The Member of the Wedding, by Carson McCullers. Empire Theatre, New York. Commonweal 27 Jan. 1950: 437–38. Print. Savigneau, Josyane. Carson McCullers: A Life. Trans. by Joan E. Howard. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Shewey, Don. Rev. of “Carson McCullers Talks About Love,” by Suzanne Vega. Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York City. CultureVulture.

The exchange of letters between Dr. Mercer and Floria Lasky and Robert Lantz in 1970 began a sometimes heated struggle between Mercer and the representatives of McCullers’ estate over the disposition of what Dr. Mercer considered to be the personal items among McCullers’ materials, including the transcriptions of their therapy sessions. This struggle would last until 1973. After three years and four months, many letters and phone calls, at least two heated meetings, and the threat of a court order, Floria Lasky agreed to return some of the items requested by Dr.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.34 of 5 – based on 36 votes