Dos Passos, John (Roderigo)

born Jan. 14, 1896, Chicago, Ill., U.S.
died Sept. 28, 1970, Baltimore, Md.

U.S. writer.

Son of a wealthy lawyer, Dos Passos attended Harvard University. His wartime service as an ambulance driver and later work as a journalist led him to see the U.S. as "two nations," one for the rich and one for the poor. His reputation as social historian, radical critic of American life, and major novelist of the postwar "lost generation" rests primarily on his powerful U.S.A. trilogy, comprising The 42nd Parallel (1930), 1919 (1932), and The Big Money (1936).

John Dos Passos.

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  • Dos Passos,John Roderigo — Dos Pas·sos (dōs păsʹōs), John Roderigo. 1896 1970. American writer whose works, such as the trilogy U.S.A. (1930 1936), combine narrative, stream of consciousness, biography, and newspaper quotations to depict American life. * * * …   Universalium

  • Dos Passos, John (Roderigo) — (14 ene. 1896, Chicago, Ill., EE.UU.–28 sep. 1970, Baltimore, Md.). Escritor estadounidense. Hijo de un rico abogado, Dos Passos se educó en la Universidad de Harvard. Su participación en la primera guerra mundial como conductor de una ambulancia …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Dos Passos, John — ▪ American novelist in full  John Roderigo Dos Passos   born Jan. 14, 1896, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died Sept. 28, 1970, Baltimore, Md.  American writer, one of the major novelists of the post World War I “lost generation,” whose reputation as a… …   Universalium

  • John Dos Passos — Born John Roderigo Dos Passos January 14, 1896 Chicago, Illinois Died September 28, 1970 (aged 74) Baltimore, Maryland Occupation novelist, playwright, poet, journalist, painter, translator …   Wikipedia

  • Dos Passos — (John Roderigo) (1896 1970) romancier américain. Manhattan Transfer (1925) et sa trilogie U.S.A. (42e Parallèle, 1930; 1919, 1932; la Grosse Galette, 1936) composent une fresque amère de la société américaine …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • John Dos Passos — noun United States novelist remembered for his portrayal of life in the United States (1896 1970) • Syn: ↑Dos Passos, ↑John Roderigo Dos Passos • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author * * * John Dos Passos …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dos Passos — noun United States novelist remembered for his portrayal of life in the United States (1896 1970) • Syn: ↑John Dos Passos, ↑John Roderigo Dos Passos • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • John Roderigo Dos Passos — John Dos Passos (* 14. Januar 1896 in Chicago; † 28. September 1970 in Baltimore) war ein amerikanischer Schriftsteller. Er gilt neben Ernest Hemingway und F. Scott Fitzgerald als einer der Hauptvertreter der amerikanischen Moderne und wird mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John Roderigo Dos Passos — noun United States novelist remembered for his portrayal of life in the United States (1896 1970) • Syn: ↑Dos Passos, ↑John Dos Passos • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • DOS PASSOS (J.) — L’abandon des valeurs traditionnelles américaines par une société avide de réussite et d’argent préside, dans les années vingt, à l’avènement des écrivains de la «génération perdue». Comme eux, John Dos Passos s’interroge sur le destin de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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