Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970

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Dates:
Birth 1896-01-14
Death 1970-09-28
Americans
English, Spanish; Castilian, Portuguese

Biographical notes:

American novelist.

From the description of One Man's Initiation, 1917, 1968-1969. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937079

American author,

From the description of State of the nation [manuscript], 1944. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807708

American author.

From the description of Screenplay by John Dos Passos [manuscript], 1934 October 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647830975

From the description of Art collected by John Dos Passos [manuscript]. 1912-1962. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647834387

From the description of The prospect before us [manuscript], 1950. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647830980

From the description of Questionnaire completed by John Dos Passos [manuscript], [1923 December 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647821802

From the description of Letter to Mrs. Stout [manuscript], 1944 June 24. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647846107

From the description of Correspondence with University of Virginia Librarians, 1944, 1961-1970 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833092

From the description of Papers: of John Dos Passos, 1916-1966, bulk 1916-1922, 1965-1966 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647828168

From the description of Letters: of John Dos Passos, 1928 and 1929 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647831790

From the description of Letters of John Dos Passos [manuscript], 1954 and 1966. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647829494

From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Provincetown, Mass., to H.W. Schwartz, Milwaukee, Wisc., 1936 April 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647832581

From the description of Papers of John Dos Passos [manuscript], 1896-1970. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647834374

From the description of Letters to Harold Keith Thompson, 1963 February 11 and August 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958195

From the description of Letter : Provincetown, Mass., to Mrs. Stout, 1944 June 24. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959849

From the description of Papers of John Dos Passos, 1930-1966. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136613

From the description of Papers of John Dos Passos, 1940-1970. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53046435

From the description of Letter to "Dear Mr. Hunt" [manuscript], 1965 January 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807825

From the description of Letter to Martha Saxton [manuscript], 1943 July 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874035

One letter (ALS) from author John Dos Passos to Michael Heskett (Santa Barbara, CA) re 1920s literature, disagreeing strongly with the characterization of it being the 'lost generation'. Westmoreland, VA, Apr. 22, 1966. Also, photocopy of one letter (ALS), to Mr. [?] Africa re Dos Passos' criticism of the New Left as well intentioned but idealistic and misinformed about the "forces at large in the world." Westmoreland, VA, Oct. 22, 1967.

From the description of John Dos Passos Letters, 1966,1967. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 60452233

John Dos Passos was an American author, considered a master novelist distinguished by his innovative style and socially conscious themes. Born in Chicago, he was educated privately and graduated from Harvard University, after which he travelled to Spain where he volunteered as an ambulance driver in World War I. He wrote during his service, and published several novels based on his experiences, while continuing his education in Europe. He went on to write some forty-two novels, as well as essays, poems, and plays, and his technical innovations and craftsmanship earned him critical praise and public acclaim. Dos Passos was also an accomplished artist who designed many of his book covers.

From the description of John Dos Passos letters and biographical pamphlet, 1948-1964. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 123906098

American author.

American author; writer in residence at University of Virginia, 1962.

From the description of The head and heart of Thomas Jefferson [manuscript], 1954. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647877360

From the guide to the John Dos Passos papers, 1923-1970, 1925-1933, (Literature and Rare Books)

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