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Pottsville Free Public Library LOA FIC (Text) 30003009061944 Adult Fiction Available -
  Donated by Edward J. Donahue III in memory of LaVerne Scheibelhut Donahue

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  • ISBN: 1931082391 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 879 pages ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Literary Classics of the U.S., [2003]
  • Distributor: New York : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Putnam

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One Man's Initiation: 1917 -- Three Soldiers -- Manhattan Transfer.
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"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. The unexpurgated text presented in this volume restores passages censored by the novel's original publisher. In Three Soldiers (1921) Dos Passos engaged in a deeper exploration of World War I and its psychological impact upon an increasingly fractured civilization. The novel depicts the experiences of Fuselli, a store clerk from San Francisco pathetically eager to win promotion; Chrisfield, an Indiana farmer who comes to hate Army discipline; and Andrews, an introspective aspiring composer from New York, as they fight in the final battles of the war and then confront a world in which an illusory peace offers little respite from the dehumanizing servility and regimentation of militarized life." "Dos Passos described Manhattan Transfer (1925), a kaleidoscopic portrait of New York City in the first two decades of the 20th century, as "utterly fantastic and New Yorkish." Drawing on the naturalism of Theodore Dreiser and the modernism of James Joyce, the novel follows the rising and falling fortunes of more than a dozen characters as they move through a bewildering maze of tenements and skyscrapers in which Wall Street speculators, theatrical celebrities, impoverished immigrants, and anarchist rebels all strive to make sense out of the chaos of modern urban existence."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject: American fiction.
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