Manhattan Transfer

Classic American Fiction

Author: John Dos Passos

My literary hero is John Dos Passos’ – Adam Curtis (filmmaker) ‘A modernist masterpiece, capturing … the fragmented lives it sketches, in a dazzling kaleidoscope of New York City in the 1920s’ Christopher Hudson, Evening Standard’Dos Passos has invented only one thing, an art of story-telling. But that is enough to create a universe’ Jean-Paul Sartre’The best modern boo….Read More

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