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With his U.S.A. trilogy, comprising THE forty second PARALLEL, 1919, and the massive funds, John Dos Passos is expounded through many to have written the nice American novel. whereas Fitzgerald and Hemingway have been cultivating what Edmund Wilson as soon as referred to as their "own little corners," John Dos Passos used to be taking up the area. Counted as the best novels of the 20th century through the trendy Library and through the various best writers operating at the present time, U.S.A. is a grand, kaleidoscopic portrait of a kingdom, humming with historical past and lifestyles on each web page.

The trilogy opens with THE forty second PARALLEL, the place we discover a tender state on the sunrise of the 20 th century. Slowly, in tales artfully spliced jointly, the lives and fortunes of 5 characters spread. Mac, Janey, Eleanor, Ward, and Charley are stuck at the typhoon music of this parallel and blown New Yorkward. As their lives pass and double again back, the likes of Eugene Debs, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie make cameo appearances.

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