Posts Tagged: manhattan transfer

Dos Passos and the Sound of New York City

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Intriguing new article in The Guardian about the “sound art” of Manhattan Transfer and parallels between Dos Passos and composer Edgar Varèse. “The writer John Dos Passos and composer Edgard Varèse would intuit a different, deeper truth about the city they lived and worked in during the 1920s – that its identity is inseparable from… Read more »

Manhattan Transfer Revisited

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I’ve been re-reading Manhattan Transfer and enjoying it. I don’t recall when I first read it but there is no question that this current reading is more profitable. There are so many very telling and real images and touching moments of pain. The image in the excerpt below really sticks to me. As a lifelong… Read more »

The Photography of Jean-Pierre Charbonnel

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French photographer Jean-Pierre Charbonnel is preparing an exhibition of forty photographs which will be called “travel literature.” One of the photographs will be accompanied by a short excerpt from Manhattan Transfer! The exhibition will take place in Tulle (southwestern city of France) in July and August 2016. Access will be free and open.

Upcoming Interview: Dos Passos and Spain

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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.