Dos Passos in The New Yorker

What a splendid way to end the year! Yesterday, The New Yorker published a re-appraisal of John Dos Passos’ U.S.A. trilogy. These “second reads” of his books are rare indeed and this one makes great points about JDP’s relevance today. “The line for which Dos Passos is best known comes from his anguished account, in The Big Money, of the Sacco and Vanzetti trial: ‘All right we are two nations.’ The statement’s terse, sleepless tone resonates now as it did then.”