1919

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Product Number: DC641
Released: May 14, 1905
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ISBN: #9781400119110
Narrator/s: David Drummond
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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With 1919, the second volume of his U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos continues his "vigorous and sweeping panorama of twentieth-century America" (Forum), lauded on publication of the first volume not only for its scope but also for its groundbreaking style. Again, employing a host of experimental devices that would inspire a whole new generation of writers to follow, Dos Passos captures the many textures, flavors, and background noises of modern life with a cinematic touch and unparalleled nerve. 1919 opens to find America and the world at war, and Dos Passos's characters, many of whom we met in the first volume, are thrown into the snarl. We follow the daughter of a Chicago minister, a wide-eyed Texas girl, a young poet, and a radical Jew, and we glimpse Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Unknown Soldier.

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Author(s): John Dos Passos
Narrator(s): David Drummond
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Product Number Z100088274
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400199112
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Author(s): John Dos Passos
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Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00139036
Released: Dec 24, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: #9780544341456

Professional reviews

"[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a combined review of 1919 and THE BIG MONEY.]--Dos Passos's U.S.A. trilogy, written in the 1930s, looks at the differences between the rich and the non-rich, showing the contrasts in their lives. The author's montage style of writing blends narrative, bits and pieces from newspapers, songs, and more. Narrator David Drummond provides a unique delivery that manages to combine these disparate elements into a coherent reading. As the narrative shifts from one character to another, Drummond maintains a continuity of style yet alters his voice just enough so that the dialogue is distinctive. Drummond's narration is a benchmark for difficult narrations. K.M. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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