The Resource U.S.A

U.S.A

Label
U.S.A
Title
U.S.A
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unique among American novels for its epic scope and panoramic and social sweep, John Dos Passos' U.S.A. has long been acknowledged as a monument of modern fiction. In the novels that make up the trilogy - The 42nd Parallel (1930), 1919 (1932), and The Big Money (1936) - Dos Passos creates an unforgettable collective portrait of America, shot through with sardonic comedy and brilliant social observation. He interweaves the careers of his characters and the events of their time with a narrative verve and breathtaking technical skill that make U.S.A. among the most compulsively readable of modern classics. In his prologue Dos Passos writes: "U.S.A. is the slice of a continent. U.S.A. is a group of holding companies, some aggregations of trade unions, a set of laws bound in calf, a radio network, a chain of moving picture theatres, a column of stock quotations rubbed out and written in by a Western Union boy on a blackboard, a public library full of old newspapers and dogeared history books with protests scrawled on the margins in pencil ... But mostly U.S.A. is the speech of the people." The trilogy is filled with American speech: labor radicals and advertising executives, sailors and stenographers, interior decorators and movie stars. The volume contains newly researched chronologies of Dos Passos' life and of world events cited in U.S.A., notes, and an essay on textual selection
Member of
Awards note
Modern Library's 100 Best Novels.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1896-1970
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dos Passos, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
85
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social history
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
U.S.A
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 42nd parallel -- 1919 -- The big money
Control code
ocm33819088
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1288 pages
Isbn
9781883011147
Lccn
95049282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
U.S.A
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 42nd parallel -- 1919 -- The big money
Control code
ocm33819088
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1288 pages
Isbn
9781883011147
Lccn
95049282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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