Spring News Bulletin

1) A new documentary, produced in Spain by Sonia Tercero Ramiro’s Time Zone Productions, discusses the Spanish Civil War’s impact on John Dos Passos, Ernest Hemingway, and José Robles. Robles, Duelo al Sol, will premiere in Spain on the 22nd of April in Malaga–as part of the Magala Spanish Film Festival. The film will likely… Read more »

Dos Passos on Mad Men

John Dos Passos is to be mentioned in a forthcoming April 5 episode of the hit AMC show Mad Men. How appropriate–since my grandfather was so devoted to critiquing the rise of American PR man. The full-time PR man was a new creature in American capitalism when U.S.A was written. It had never really been… Read more »

Miguel Oliveira on the FBI’s Dos Passos File

Dr. Miguel Oliveira of Portugal is one of the premier John Dos Passos scholars working today. His labor has deeply enriched JDP scholarship. He is a fearless researcher. I’m delighted to share a summary of one his latest investigations. Oliveira has looked into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s file on my grandfather. It is chilling… Read more »

Robles, Duelo al Sol

After a Herculean effort by director and producer Sonia Tercero Ramiro, the new documentary Robles, Duelo al Sol is close to its premiere in Spain and America. The documentary details the political and personal damage wrought by the murder of Spanish intellectual José Robles during the Spanish Civil War. Highlighted is the pain afflicting the… Read more »

Remembering Fuentiduena de Tajo

Nearly a year ago I was on the banks of the Tagus river in Fuentidueña de Tajo with film director Sonia Tercero Ramiro, working on a new documentary on John Dos Passos, Ernest Hemingway, José Robles, and the Spanish Civil War. I met Aurora Rodríguez Cabezas, the mayor of Fuentidueña. The documentary, by Time http://www.mindanews.com/buy-proscar/… Read more »

New Editions of Three JDP Titles

On May 12, Open Road Media is publishing e-books of The Best Times, Orient Express, and Number One. These are all strong books but I’m especially pleased that The Best Times is being revitalized in this way. It is an accessible, poignant, funny memoir that can serve as a gateway for the casual reader into… Read more »

Gabriela Siqueira on Discovering Dos Passos

I’m happy to present another guest entry, our first from the country of Brazil. My grandfather loved Brazil and my mother and sister have visited the country and reported great experiences. My sister is fluent in Brazilian-Portuguese. I aspire to fluency, not just because of my Portuguese heritage, but because the country’s culture is so… Read more »

2014 Library of America JDP USA Trilogy Sales

Last year, in the Library of America backlist, John Dos Passos’ U.S.A trilogy was ranked #33 in sales, between H.P. Lovecraft and Ulysses S Grant. I think that’s admirable given the size and expense of the LOA series. It’s a new year full of possibilities to advance the JDP legacy. Soon, Open Road Media will… Read more »

Philip Gyde Poulsen on Discovering Dos Passos

In terms of guest entries, we begin 2015 with an rising tide of scholarly riches. Philip Poulsen, one of the Danish scholars in attendance at the 2014 John Dos Passos Society Conference in Tennessee, comments here on the art and writing of John Dos Passos. I’m delighted to hear Poulsen’s observation that, on his recent… Read more »

Keiko Misugi On Dos Passos in Japan

I’m delighted to begin the new year with a fascinating perspective by Professor Keiko Misugi on the legacy of John Dos Passos in Japan. Prof. Misugi, like many JDP scholars, discovered him through Manhattan Transfer. One of my primary lessons of 2014, as Communications Director of the John Dos Passos Literary Estate, was realizing how… Read more »

Support International Policy Digest

Dear Readers, One of the online publications that has helped me publicize the Dos Passos legacy is International Policy Digest.  I’ve written the following articles for IDP: “Dos Passos, Hemingway, and France” and “John Dos Passos Remembered.” Now, after years of growth, International Policy Digest requires capital investment to deliver better service and continue growing. IDP‘s… Read more »

Rosa Bautista on Discovering Dos Passos

Rosa María Bautista Cordero is a professor and translator based in Madrid, Spain. She attended the First Biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference in Chattanooga, TN and presented on Manhattan Transfer in translation. See her description below on discovering the Dos Passos canon: My John Dos Passos Connection I first read John Dos Passos at… Read more »

Eulalia Piñero Gil on Dos Passos and Spain

Eulalia Piñero Gil is Associate Professor in American Literature and Gender Studies at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.  She is fascinated by John Dos Passos’ insights into Spanish politics, culture, and art. She has researched Dos Passos’ Rosinante to the Road Again (1922) extensively. I am delighted to post here some of the conclusions from… Read more »

Aaron Shaheen on Dos Passos and WWI

Aaron Shaheen, UC Foundation Associate Professor of English at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, is co-founder of the John Dos Passos Society. His energy and knowledge have been instrument in the success of the Society. We are fortunate that he is currently serving as secretary of the Society. Below, Shaheen discusses the World War I novels… Read more »

Alice Beja on Discovering Dos Passos

Alice Béja is a top Dos Passos scholar. I’m excited to read her book when it publishes in 2015. See her fascinating remarks below on discovering the Dos Passos legacy in France: John Dos Passos’ posterity in France was largely shaped by Sartre, who in 1939 famously proclaimed him « the best author of our… Read more »

Jason Cannon on Discovering Dos Passos

Jason Cannon, Ph.D. candidate at Texas Christian University, recently presented at the First Biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference in Chattanooga, TN. Read his interesting thoughts below on discovering Dos Passos and studying Adventures of a Young Man (1939): I first encountered Adventures of a Young Man while researching literature written about the Spanish Civil… Read more »

Interview with WUTC on Dos Passos

While I was in Chattanooga, TN for the First Biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference, I was interviewed by WUTC Public Radio’s Michael Miller. Listen to the interview here. We talked about Dos Passos, buy cabergoline usa Hemingway, and Fitzgerald. And I talked briefly about my first book, Walkin’ Lawton, a political biography of legendary… Read more »

Wesley Beal on Discovering Dos Passos

Wesley Beal, the author of a new guest blog entry, is an accomplished scholar of American modernism and the Dos Passos canon. He teaches at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. He is the former president of the John Dos Passos Society and he played a critical role in organizing the First Biennial John Dos Passos… Read more »

Miguel Oliveira on Dos Passos and WWI

Miguel Oliveira, a writer based in Portugal, is one of the top Dos Passos scholars around the world. The Official John Dos Passos Website is fortunate to host another of his guest entries. Today, he writes on Dos Passos in the context of the centennial remembrance of World War I. See below: First World War… Read more »

The First Biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference

On October 10-11, the John Dos Passos Society met for a riveting series of inquiries into the Dos Passos legacy of literature and art. The topics were varied and fascinating. They included: Dean Bartholomew (Independent Scholar) on the fractured friendship between Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos. Rosa Maria Bautisa Cordero (Universidad Alfonso X El… Read more »