Posts Tagged: Townsend Ludington

Annotated Three Soldiers

It isn’t as handsome or comprehensive as Clemson University Press’s new annotated Manhattan Transfer, but an annotated edition of John Dos Passos’s Three Soldiers does exist in the form of the 1997 Penguin edition with introduction by Dos Passos biographer Townsend Ludington. It has historical notes and translations in the back matter. Three Soldiers has… Read more »

Dos Passos and Democracy

“War is a time of Caesars,” wrote John Dos Passos in The Grand Design (1949). As I study biographical material for my Lisbon speech, I’m noticing material I can use for an essay I’ve long wanted to write about John Dos Passos and democracy. There is very little scholarship about him as a historian or… Read more »