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Why John Dos Passos Matters: Miguel Oliveira


We are continuing our series on “Why John Dos Passos Matters” with a 2nd entry. Here, Miguel Oliveira–author, scholar, and historian–offers his perspective on Dos Passos’s art in a passage called “John Dos Passos the Cinematographer.” We are pleased to share his contribution and we wish him the best as he tours in support of… Read more »

Our Web Designer James L. Walker


The high aesthetic value of this website is thanks to the artistry of James Walker, professional web and graphics designer. Jim has a great eye for lines, color, and all other principles of visual arts. In our hyper-speed digital age, there are few artists who have the discipline to plan long-term projects. Jim is the… Read more »

Happy New Year, Happy Birthday JDP

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January 14, my grandfather’s birthday, is a great time to review recent Dos Passos news and ongoing projects. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday John Dos Passos! On December 24, 2013, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the first Amazon Kindle versions of the three individual volumes of John Dos Passos‘s U.S.A. Washington Independent Review of Books… Read more »

New Book on Dos Passos by Miguel Oliveira


Portuguese author Miguel Oliveira has published a new book on my grandfather. It is called From a Man without a Country to an American by Choice: John Dos Passos and Migration. The book is the product of nearly a decade of research. Townsend Ludington, Boshamer Professor Emeritus of American Studies and English at University of… Read more »

Dos Passos in the News: National Book Award


  Congratulations to George Packer for winning the National Book Award for non-fiction with his new work, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. Packer modeled the structure and theme of The Unwinding after John Dos Passos’s U.S.A. New York Times journalist David Brooks acknowledges the connection to Dos Passos. Packer himself … Read more »

New Dos Passos Scholarship


Long-time JDP scholar Donald Pizer, Tulane professor emeritus, has published a new book on Dos Passos and modernism. It’s buy cabergoline online uk available now on Amazon.

Sherman Alexie Wins Dos Passos Literature Prize

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Congratulations to author Sherman Alexie on winning Longwood University’s John Dos Passos Literature Prize. Alexie spoke at Longwood about his literary career. I’m intrigued by the diversity of his work–from novels to poetry to short stories to screenplays. Like Dos Passos, he seems to enjoy changing genres. I look forward to reading Alexie’s The… Read more »