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John Dos Passos

Születési dátum: 14. január 1896
Halál dátuma: 28. szeptember 1970
Más nevek: John Roderigo Dos Passos

John Rodrigo Dos Passos , portugál származású amerikai író, képzőművész.

Idézetek John Dos Passos

„A writer who writes straight is the architect of history.“

—  John Dos Passos

Introduction to 1932 Modern Library edition of Three Soldiers
Kontextus: The mind of a generation is its speech. A writer makes aspects of that speech enduring by putting them in print. He whittles at the words and phrases of today and makes of them forms to set the mind of tomorrow's generation. That's history. A writer who writes straight is the architect of history.

„If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works“

—  John Dos Passos

"Looking Back on U.S.A.," New York Times, Oct 25 1959
Kontextus: 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.

„All right we are two nations.“

—  John Dos Passos, könyv Manhattan Transfer

The Big Money* [1936]
Manhattan Transfer (1925)

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„Great works of the imagination are not produced quickly nor do they take quick effect on the popular mind.“

—  John Dos Passos

Remark at the International PEN Club conference, Sept 11-13 1941, reproduced in John Dos Passos: The Major Nonfictional Prose, ed. Donald Pizer

„The Body of an American, **1919* [1932]“

—  John Dos Passos, könyv Manhattan Transfer

Manhattan Transfer (1925)

„Walt Whitman's a hell of a lot more revolutionary than any Russian poet I've ever heard of.“

—  John Dos Passos

Response to the questionnaire "Whiter the American Writer?" in Modern Quarterly, Summer 1932

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