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John Dos Passos

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John Dos Passos


Born
in Chicago, The United States
January 14, 1896

Died
September 28, 1970

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John Roderigo Dos Passos, son of John Randolph Dos Passos, was an American novelist and artist.

He received a first-class education at The Choate School, in Connecticut, in 1907, under the name John Roderigo Madison. Later, he traveled with his tutor on a tour through France, England, Italy, Greece and the Middle East to study classical art, architecture and literature.

In 1912 he attended Harvard University and, after graduating in 1916, he traveled to Spain to continue his studies. In 1917 he volunteered for the Sanitary Squad Unit 60 of the Norton-Harjes Ambulance Corps, along with Edward Estlin Cummings and Robert Hillyer.

By the late summer of 1918, he had completed a draft of his first novel and, at the same time, he had to report for du
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“We work to eat to get the strength to work to eat to get the strength to work.”
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“If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works, with all the misconceptions, the omissions, the failures that any finished work of art implies.”
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“I never see the dawn that I don't say to myself perhaps.”
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Polls

November 2022 New School Classic Poll

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, 1988, 561 pages
 
  50 votes, 31.8%

 
  26 votes, 16.6%

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford, 1945, 192 pages
 
  26 votes, 16.6%

Passing by Nella Larsen, 1969, 160 pages
 
  19 votes, 12.1%

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler, 1940, 216 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.6%

Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos, 1925, 368 pages
 
  11 votes, 7.0%

Carol by Claire Morgan, 1952, 304 pages
 
  10 votes, 6.4%

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