Posts Tagged: USA trilogy

All right we are two nations

“All right we are two nations,” reads John Dos Passos’s The Big Money (1936). One of his most anthologized, most quoted passages from a long, full life of letters. It tells succinctly the American Dream’s broken promise, and now it appears in The Wall Street Journal.

The Campers at Kitty Hawk

This is a spectacularly innovative adaptation of John Dos Passos’s work. Enjoy this video of composer Michael Dellaira’s choral song based on Dos Passos’s biography of the Wright brothers in the USA trilogy, “The Campers at Kitty Hawk.” The Chaffey College Chamber Choir sings, intercut with footage of the college airplane hangar. The marvel of… Read more »