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With his U.S.A. trilogy, comprising THE forty second PARALLEL, 1919, and the massive cash, John Dos Passos is related by means of many to have written the nice American novel. whereas Fitzgerald and Hemingway have been cultivating what Edmund Wilson as soon as known as their "own little corners," John Dos Passos used to be taking over the realm. Counted as the best novels of the 20 th century via the fashionable Library and by means of a few of the best writers operating this present day, U.S.A. is a grand, kaleidoscopic portrait of a kingdom, humming with heritage 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 hurricane song 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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