In perhaps his sharpest satire, Dos Passos takes aim at the high-rolling charlatans using industrial capitalism to gut his beloved American democracy. Everyone, from paupers to princes, chases “the big money.” Their inevitable crash causes the Great Depression.
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Dos Passos appears on the cover of Time magazine. “To find the equivalent of his nationalism,” the Time profile reads, “one must look abroad, to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, to Balzac’s Comédie Humaine, to James Joyce’s Ulysses.”Purchase at Amazon.com