Item description for John Dos Passos: Travel Books and Other Writings 1916-1941 (Library of America) by John Dos Passos & Townsend Ludington...
Overview A collection of Dos Passos's paintings, travel publications, and other writings includes Rosinante to the Road Again, Orient Express, In All Countries, A Pushcart at the Curb, and numerous letters, diary entries, and essays.
Publishers Description John Dos Passos traveled widely in Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, and the United States, witnessing many of the tumultuous political, social, and cultural events of the early 20th century and recording his changing response to them. This volume collects the vibrant and insightful travel books and essays he wrote at the same time he was publishing his fictional masterpieces Three Soldiers, Manhattan Transfer, and U.S.A. Rosinante to the Road Again (1922) is a vivid collection of essays on Spanish life, literature, and art that demonstrates Dos Passos' enduring fascination with a country he would repeatedly visit and write about. Orient Express (1927) records his 1921-22 journey through the Middle East, and contains provocative and haunting descriptions of the effects of the Greek-Turkish War; the Caucasus in the aftermath of Soviet conquest; Persia during the rise of Reza Khan; the creation of Iraq by the British; and a winter trip by camel caravan across the desert from Baghdad to Damascus. In All Countries (1934) collects pieces on Russia in the late 1920s, Mexico in the aftermath of Zapata, the troubled Spanish Republic, and strikes and protests in the United States, while articles that appeared in Journeys Between Wars (1938) examine the Popular Front in France and the Spanish Civil War. Also included are A Pushcart at the Curb (1922), a cycle of poems inspired by his travels; nine political and literary essays written between 1916 and 1941, including his denunciation of the execution of his friend Jose Robles by Spanish Communists; and a selection of letters and diary entries from 1916 to 1920 that record his wartime service as an ambulance driver in France and Italy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5" Height: 8" Weight: 1.32 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2003
Publisher Library of America
ISBN 1931082405 ISBN13 9781931082402
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More About John Dos Passos & Townsend Ludington
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.
John Dos Passos was born in 1896 and died in 1970.
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A classic resource of unforgettable literature Dec 13, 2003
Ably edited by Townsend Ludington (Boshamer Professor of English and American Studies, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill), Dos Passos: Travel Books & Other Writings 1916-1941 is an 880-page anthology of diverse writings by John Dos Passos. In addition to his powerful work depicting on war, tension, and other crucial portraits of the twentieth-century world, Dos Passos: Travel Books & Other Writings 1916-1941 also collects together under one cover his various essays, letters, and diaries, including those that recall his time as an ambulance driver in World War I. Dos Passos: Travel Books & Other Writings 1916-1941 is a classic resource of unforgettable literature. Also very highly recommended is the companion volume (also edited by Townsend Ludington), John Dos Passos: Novels 1920-1925 (1931082391, $35.00) which features "One Man's Initiation: 1917"; "Three Soldiers"; and "Manhattan Transfer".