John Dos Passos, along with Ernest Hemingway, Joseph Auslander, Ring Lardner Jr, and Dashiell Hammett, contributed to the debut issue of Esquire magazine in 1933. In those days, novelists could really make a buck with magazine work. There was a path to solvency and even profit. Much harder today to get regular magazine gigs.
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Esquire has republished John Dos Passos’ 1958 article, “The Death of James Dean.” Dos Passos was a keen social observer for his entire life.