John Dos Passos

  • u.s.a. Revisited

    An American novelist who is most at home in Tidewater, Virginia, JOHN DOS PASSOS,who had served as an ambulance driver in the First World War, made his initial hid with his war novel, THREE SOLDIERS. MANHATTAN TRANSFER,his novel of New York, was the most original of any published in the 1920s, and with his big trilogy, U.S. A., he established his reputation as a close observer of contemporary society with a passion for detail and a sympathy for the underdog. Recently, he has been taking a new look at our country, and these are his findings.