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 http://laparkan.com/buy-vardenafil/ John Dos Passos’s U.S.A.
New York Times journalist David Brooks acknowledges the connection to Dos Passos. Packer himself notes the influence, too.
It’s a great time to reflect on American economic history since the 1970s.
The 2018 John Dos Passos Society Conference will be June 20-22 at the Geographical Society of Lisbon. Please send an English-language abstract of 250-300 words and a brief CV to both Aaron Shaheen and Mário Avelar at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org respectively by February 9, 2018. Graduate students must submit a full paper by February 28th in order to be considered for supplemental travel funds. Make note of any A/V requests in your abstract. The conference will be exclusively in English.
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