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John Dos Passos - Manhattan Transfer

John Dos Passos - Manhattan Transfer

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A colourful, multi-faceted chronicle of New York in the early 1920s, Manhattan Transfer ranks with Joyce's Ulysses as a powerful and often lyrical meditation on the modern city. Using experimental montage and collage techniques borrowed from the cinema, and the jumbled case histories of a picaresque range of characters from dockside crap- shooters to high-society flappers, Dos Passos constructs a brilliant picture of New York City as a great futuristic machine filled with motion, drama and human tragedy.

"A modernist master- piece, capturing... the fragmented lives it sketches, in a dazzling kaleidoscope of New York City in the 1920s" - Christopher Hudson, Evening Standard
"'Dos Passos has invented only one thing, an art of story-telling. But that is enough to create a universe" - Jean-Paul Sartre

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