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John Dos Passos: Travel Books & Other Writings 1916-1941 (LOA Rosinante to the Road Again . One Man's Initiation, etc. ditto my remarks on "three soldiers".

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In 1920, his first novel, One Man's Initiation: 1917, was published, and . Many of his books published during the ensuing ten years used jackets and illustrations that Dos Passos created.

In 1920, his first novel, One Man's Initiation: 1917, was published, and in 1925, his novel Manhattan Transfer became a commercial success. Born in Chicago, Dos Passos was the illegitimate son of John Randolph Dos Passos (1844–1917), a lawyer of half Madeiran Portuguese descent, and Lucy Addison Sprigg Madison of Petersburg, Virginia.

One Man's Initiation: 1917. One Man's Initiation: 1917 was first published in London in October, 1920 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd. The original manuscript and corrected page proofs have not been found. The Philosophical Library reprinted the book in 1945, under the title First Encounter, with a new introduction by the author.

One Man's Initiation book. One thing I noticed while reading John Dos Passos's "One Man's Initiation: 1917" is how much I know about World War 2. And how much I know about Vietnam

One Man's Initiation book. As the Great War inspired much great poetry, including that. And how much I know about Vietnam. Even about the Korean War. All I know about World War I has come from fiction wherein it's treated like a character, like a woman who is to be pursued, or from whose cruel rejection you must recover.

One Man’s Initiation, 1917 by John Dos Passos. CHAPTER I. In the huge shed of the wharf, piled with crates and baggage, broken by gang-planks leading up to ships on either side, a band plays a tinselly Hawaiian tune; people are dancing in and out among the piles of trunks and boxes. There is a scattering of khaki uniforms, and many young men stand in groups laughing and talking in voices pitched shrill with crates excitement

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You can read One Man's Initiation-1917 by Dos Passos John in our library for absolutely free. Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. John Roderigo Dos Passos (1896-1970) was an American novelist and artist. In 1912 he attended Harvard University. Following his graduation in 1916 he travelled to Spain to study art and architecture. With World War I raging in Europe and America not yet participating, Dos Passos volunteered in July 1917 for the S. . 60 of the Norton-Harjes Ambulance Corps. He worked as a driver in Paris and in north-central Italy.

Dos Passos drew upon his experiences as a volunteer ambulance driver serving near Verdun in writing One Man’s Initiation: 1917 (1920), in which an idealistic young American learns of the fear, uncertainty, and camaraderie of war through his encounters with French soldiers and civilians. In Three Soldiers (1921) Dos Passos engaged in a deeper exploration of World War I and its psychological impact upon an increasingly fractured civilization.

John Roderigo Dos Passos (1896-1970) was an American novelist and artist. In 1912 he attended Harvard University

John Roderigo Dos Passos (1896-1970) was an American novelist and artist. By the late summer of 1918, he had completed a draft of his first novel

Reportage from the outside, and slightly above, is the working viewpoint of Dos Passos’s masterpiece, . It is a nice irony that not the era’s big literary personalities, but this quiet inhibited young man, would produce the most vaultingly ambitious novel of all-a twelve-hundred-page chronicle of the historic and spiritual life of an entire country in.

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Print is very small and foot notes are missing. The book itself is a good story.
A few years ago, I started reading U.S.A. by Dos Passos and ended up not finishing it. It had as much to do with what was happening in my life at the time than the book itself, but I have found that when I struggle with an author, the answer can be to start at the beginning (Faulkner being a good example for me). This amazing novel, based on Dos Passos' experiences as an ambulance driver in France in WWI, was written when the author was in his early twenties. While more of a novelet in length than a novel, and episodic rather than heavily plotted, this very well-written, vividly descriptive, understated, poignant but not maudlin, gripping little book held my interest from beginning to end. It contrasts the almost unbearable, oppressive miseries and atrocities of war with the indomitable spirit of the soldiers who somehow manage to muddle through (if they survive physically) and to find a way to luxuriate in whatever isolated moments of peace and beauty and good humor are afforded them (often as the shells burst around them, or rumble in the distance). Far from being Polyanna-ish, the protagonist and his friends and acquaintances are fully aware of and vividly exposed to all the abject horror and complete senselessness of the conflict -- but still they crack plenty of jokes, try to envision what a better world would be like, retain their sensitivity and humanity, etc. The tone of the book I feel is perfect for its heavy content, and somehow reflects the honor and goodness of mankind at the individual level, as well as the importance of caring for each other and the future of the world in spite of being pawns of powers that can only be considered to be evil and ungodly. I found it a hopeful, reassuring book -- in the end, strangely serene and optimistic...