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Manhattan Transfer En Nueva York, Jimmy Herf, hu rfano de padre y madre, es adoptado por su t o, y desde muy joven empieza a trabajar como periodista Despu s combate en la guerra, se enamora y casa con Hellen Thatcher, una actriz divorciada que le abandona por un rico abogado cuando Jimmy pierde el trabajo y se ve obligado a vivir pobremente, hasta que un d a en una reuni n de amigos anuncia que va a dejar la ciudadEsta espl ndida novela cuenta c mo el protagonista, rodeado de cientos de personas que viven en su ciudad, que act an junto a l y a veces se cruzan con l, intenta vivir en Nueva York durante los a os que anteceden y siguen a la Primera Guerra Mundial


About the Author: John Dos Passos

John Roderigo 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 S.S.U 60 of the Norton Harjes Ambulance Corps, along with E.E 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 duty in the U.S Army Medical Corps, in Pennsylvania.When the war was over, he stayed in Paris, where the U.S Army Overseas Education Commission allowed him to study anthropology at the Sorbonne.Considered one of the Lost Generation writers, Dos Passos published his first novel in 1920, titled One Man s Initiation 1917, followed by an antiwar story, Three Soldiers, which brought him considerable recognition His 1925 novel about life in New York City, titled Manhattan Transfer was a success.In 1937 he returned to Spain with Hemingway, but the views he had on the Communist movement had already begun to change, which sentenced the end of his friendship with Hemingway and Herbert Matthews.In 1930 he published the first book of the U.S.A trilogy, considered one of the most important of his works.Only thirty years later would John Dos Passos be recognized for his significant contribution in the literary field when, in 1967, he was invited to Rome to accept the prestigious Antonio Feltrinelli Prize.Between 1942 and 1945, Dos Passos worked as a journalist covering World War II and, in 1947, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.Tragedy struck when an automobile accident killed his wife, Katharine Smith, and cost him the sight in one eye He remarried to Elizabeth Hamlyn Holdridge in 1949, with whom he had an only daughter, Lucy Dos Passos, born in 1950.Over his long and successful carreer, Dos Passos wrote forty two novels, as well as poems, essays and plays, and createdthan four hundred pieces of art.More detailed information about Dos Passos and his carrer can be found at Wikipedia.



10 thoughts on “Manhattan Transfer

  1. BlackOxford BlackOxford says:

    Hopeless MigrationNew York City was, perhaps still is, defined not so much geographically as spiritually by the unfulfilled aspirations of the people who migrate to it And those migrants historically have come as much from the American hinterland as they have from across the ocean Manhattan Tranfer was a stop on the Pennsylvania Railroad in Newark


  2. MihaElla MihaElla says:

    This is a book my very first by this author that I simply loved from page one to closing page I wish it was longer as in my mind it s worthy in all the aspects And I smile even now upon finishing it because I am reminded myself that the decision to start reading this book peacefully residing on my private bookshelves from last summer bookfair was that th


  3. Kim Kim says:

    I m going to pull a GJ Ginnie Jones here and stateManhattan Transfer is a kaleidoscopic portrait of New York City in the first two decades of the 20th century that follows the changing fortunes ofthan a dozen characters as they strive to make sense out of the chaos of modern urban existence Yeah, so that s really what you need to know if you, you know, want the


  4. Michael Michael says:

    It might be difficult to understand this novel if you ve never lived in a large city Dos Passos captures the chaos and disorientation of trying to survive in an urban battlefield, with all its violence, interruptions, temptations, anonymity, stimuli, and speed by writing in a still experimental modern style of cut ups, fragments, and stream of consciousness Manhattan


  5. Stela Stela says:

    How can be explained the complicated and fascinating relationship between the city and the narrator in all major Modernist works with themes focused on urbanity Think of James Joyce s Dublin, dull and suffocating, with its Evelyns forever clued on the shore they dare not leave Think of Henry Miller s Paris, with its siren song that entangles the artists to better devour them


  6. Lisa Lisa says:

    I had avoided Dos Passos novels for fear that they would be deadeningly political Was I ever wrong This book is wonderfully enjoyable Told in impressionistic vignettes the book moves quickly as stars on the Manhattan stage rise and fall Dos Passos indictment of the materialism and soulessness of turn of the century New York is told with neither sentiment nor heartlessness, but fall


  7. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos may be highly acclaimed, but I do not like it It pulsates the down side and only the down side of New York City It draws the lifestyle of the the Roaring Twenties and the disillusionment characteristic of authors of the Lost Generation I dislike the book s excessive fragmentation and the multitude of characters that flash by in a blur.The characters a


  8. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    A too long narrative poem, or a ramshackle near miss of a novel Read in my old book circle, 2010 ish.


  9. Alex Alex says:

    Of two best TV shows of this century, Breaking Bad is a deep character study The Wire is a deep city study Breaking Bad is about people The Wire is about systems, architecture, an entire structure from the top to the bottom That s a tough trick to pull off It s not very inviting there are necessarily many characters, some of whom you don t get to spend much time with, and it s hard to get into a story


  10. Writerlibrarian Writerlibrarian says:

    Now that s a whole other kind of fiction Something to cherish and treasure It reads like a movie but the good kind It doesn t really have a plot instead it follows the lives of a few characters throughout the years in early 1900, through WW1 and right before the 1929 crash but you can feel it coming Written in 1925, translated in French in 1928, it still is as interesting and vibrant as it was then New York s


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