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Fredrik Tydal on Dos Passos in Swedish Translation

Fredrik Tydal, Vice President of the John Dos Passos Society in the United States, has written a thoughtful piece on the frustrations attendant with translating Dos Passos into Swedish–U.S.A in particular. Without the multimedia, U.S.A. isn’t a multimedia masterpiece. It’s a shame. The inspiration here is in Tydal’s excellent telling of the tale. Enjoy! Congratulations… Read more »

The Big Short and John Dos Passos

It’s been a remarkable couple years for the John Dos Passos legacy. I feel so fortunate to have witnessed it. Last year saw a major Dos Passos reference on the popular, critically-acclaimed TV show Mad Men. For his name to be included in a work of art that has been a milestone in the lives… Read more »

The Death of James Dean

Esquire has republished John Dos Passos’ 1958 article, “The Death of James Dean.” Dos Passos was a keen http://nygoodhealth.com/product/inderal/ social observer for his entire life.  

Davie Bowie, Dos Passos

In 2013, musician David Bowie posted his list of 100 favorite books. He included The 42nd Parallel on the list!

Farewell, Mrs. Santos

With a heavy heart, I relate the passing of Maria do Carmo da Cunha Santos, founder of the Centro Cultural John Dos Passos in Madeira. I was working on a political campaign and I missed it, but the rest of my family attended the grand opening of the Centro in 2004. My talented sister Lara… Read more »

Dos Passos Beans

My favorite news story all week: “The Provincetown Bean is actually from Spain. John Dos Passos, the author, picked up the seed when he was fighting in the Spanish Civil War and brought the seed to Provincetown where the beans are still grown, although Ford has been unable to corral them for the seed library.”… Read more »

John Dos Passos Conference’s Call for Papers Deadline Extended!

BREAKING: the CFP deadline has been extended to January 30! The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its second biennial conference, June 2-4, 2016, in Madrid, Spain. Any topic relative to Dos Passos is welcome. Please send an abstract of 250-300 words and a brief CV to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 30th. Make note of… Read more »

A Lifeline Across the Scary Present

See the above still from a screening of Robles, Duelo al Sol in Spain. That’s me, trying to do my grandfather proud. He is so right: the past can be a lifeline buy cabergoline 1mg across the scary present. “a sense of continuity with generations gone before can stretch like a lifeline across the scary… Read more »

Covert Art for U.S.A.

Never seen this cover art before. Pretty awesome. Very much in keeping with the monolithic societal forces at work in the novels. Consulting with a colleague, I’ve learned that this is probably the first British edition of U.S.A.  You’re never far from a friend of Dos Passos.

2 Week Notice – John Dos Passos Conference

2 week alert! The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its second biennial conference, June 2-4, 2016, in Madrid, Spain. Any topic relative to Dos Passos is welcome. Please send an abstract of 250-300 words and a brief CV to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 15th. Make note of any A/V requests in your abstract. The… Read more »

Reminder: Upcoming John Dos Passos Society Conference, Madrid

The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its second biennial conference, June 2-4, 2016, in Madrid, Spain. Any topic relative to Dos Passos is welcome. Please send an abstract of 250-300 words and a brief CV to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 15th, 2016. Make buy generic dostinex online note of any A/V requests in your… Read more »

Interview with Rosa Bautista

I continue my conversations about the upcoming John Dos Passos Society Conference with an interview with Professor Rosa Bautista. Rosa is a professor, translator, and Dos Passos scholar. She attended the 2014 Dos Passos Society Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In Chattanooga, she was the sole conference attendee from Spain. Next year, I trust that the… Read more »

A Conversation with Eddie Eason

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Eddie Eason, one of the officers on the board of the John Dos Passos Society. Among other topics, our interview covered the upcoming 2nd biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference in Madrid, Spain. We also discussed the literature of World War I. That is appropriate to publish… Read more »

Upcoming Interview: Dos Passos and Spain

Coming soon to www.johndospassos.com, I interview Professor Rosa Maria Bautista Cordero, about the 2016 John Dos Passos Society Conference in Madrid. Rosa is a translator and an expert on Manhattan Transfer.  I look forward to further consideration of Dos Passos’ experience in Spain.

Reading Dos Passos – “Prince of Peace”

I would love to see a commercial album of professional dramatic readings of Dos Passos–especially self-contained passages in the USA trilogy like the biographies. I tried my hand at a short bio reading today. After multiple takes, I recorded a solid reading of “Prince of Peace” from The 4nd Parallel.  “Prince of Peace” is the… Read more »

Hemingway and Dos Passos

The third volume of the new series of Hemingway’s collected letters is out, containing letters to John Dos Passos. I love reading the letters grandfather wrote to Hem. The letters JDP wrote to my Mom are my favorite.

Q and A: Victoria Bryan

The John Dos Passos Society, the American academic society devoted to study of his work, is busy preparing for its 2nd biennial conference, to be held in Madrid, Spain in June 2016. I talked recently to the current president of the Society, Victoria Bryan, about what this conference means for the Dos Passos legacy. Thanks… Read more »

Celebrating The Best Times

Dr. Miguel Oliveira of Portugal is one of the finest Dos Passos scholars working today. His commitment to the legacy is remarkable. Today he contributes his thoughts on The Best Times (1966), Dos Passos’ memoirs. The memoirs were recently given new life thanks to Open Road Media. Open Road did a terrific job renewing the… Read more »

2nd Biennial John Dos Passos Society Conference

The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its second biennial conference, June 2-4, 2016, in Madrid, Spain. Any topic relative to Dos Passos is welcome. Please send an abstract of 250-300 http://www.besttramadolonlinestore.com words and a brief CV to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 15th, 2016. Make note of any A/V requests in your abstract. The conference… Read more »