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John Dos Passos

Author: Barry Maine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134723202
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This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set complements the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

John Dos Passos S The Big Money Critical Perceptions Of The United States During The 1920s

Author: Julia Schubert
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638513734
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Martin Luther University (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Modernism and Its Others: U.S.-American Literature and Culture in the 1920s, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: When the French philosopher, critic and writer Jean-Paul Sartre concluded an essay on the American novelist John Dos Passos in 1938 with the words “I regard Dos Passos as the greatest writer of our time” it was quite clear that the author of the trilogy U.S.A. had joined the class of the most important and influential writers in American literature. The three novels of the trilogy are critical documents and portraits of the history and life of the American nation during the first three decades of the 20 th century. U.S.A. is a social and political work that is shaped by the stylistic experimentation of the author who treats art in the service of history 1 and therefore leaves him in a literary outstanding position. This term paper aims to explain and justify this position of Dos Passos by examining and analyzing The Big Money which was the final novel of U.S.A. First of all, this work will give an overview and assessment of the trilogy as a whole to facilitate an analytical insight into its meaning and purpose. Secondly, the four different styles of narration will be discussed. The third part of the paper will deal with The Big Money: What is the historical context of the novel? Who are the main characters? Finally, the themes of the novel will be shortly summarized in the fourth part of this paper. [...]

Pop Modernism

Author: Juan Antonio Suárez
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252073924
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Understanding the artistic bounty of modernist tensions over everyday life

Handbook Of The American Novel Of The Twentieth And Twenty First Centuries

Author: Timo Müller
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110422425
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Increasing specialization within the discipline of English and American Studies has shifted the focus of scholarly discussion toward theoretical reflection and cultural contexts. These developments have benefitted the discipline in more ways than one, but they have also resulted in a certain neglect of close reading. As a result, students and researchers interested in such material are forced to turn to scholarship from the 1960s and 1970s, much of which relies on dated methodological and ideological presuppositions. The handbook aims to fill this gap by providing new readings of texts that figure prominently in the literature classroom and in scholarly debate − from James’s The Ambassadors to McCarthy’s The Road. These readings do not revert naively to a time “before theory.” Instead, they distil the insights of literary and cultural theory into concise introductions to the historical background, the themes, the formal strategies, and the reception of influential literary texts, and they do so in a jargon-free language accessible to readers on all levels of qualification.

Cinematic Fictions

Author: David Seed
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1846312124
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The phrase “cinematic fiction” generally has been accepted into critical discourse, but usually only in the context of postwar novels. This volume examines the influence of a particular medium, film, on another, the novel, in the first half of twentieth-century American literature. Offering new insights into classics such as The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath, as well as discussing critical writings on film and active participation in filmmaking by major writers such as William Faulkner, Cinematic Fictions will be compulsory reading for scholars of American film and literature alike.

The Oxford Encyclopedia Of American Literature

Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195156536
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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

John Dos Passos S U S A

Author: Donald Pizer
Publisher: Gale
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Essay on John Dos Passos, and his collection of three novels into one work, U.S.A. The purpose of this volume is to make U.S.A. more accessible to readers of all kinds by offering documentary material bearing on various areas of importance and interest in the trilogy. Includes information on the relationship of the author's life and the intent, meaning and form of this trilogy, experimental forms used and principal sources and background on the aspects of American life.