John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos was born January 14, 1896 in Chicago, Illinois. His wartime service as an ambulance driver and later work as a journalist led him to see the America 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.
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