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

By John Dos Passos

Foreword by means of E. L. Doctorow.


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.

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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.

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