Three Soldiers - eBook
Three Soldiers - eBook  -     By: John Dos Passos
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781480483781
ISBN-13: 9781480483781

Publisher's Description

A grim portrait of World War I army life that set the standard for Hemingway, Mailer, and other acclaimed chroniclers of warfare.

They come to the army from different Americas: Fuselli, a San Francisco store clerk bucking for promotion; Chrisfield, a laid-back Indiana farm boy; and Andrews, a Harvard graduate and promising New York City musician. In basic training, they are told it doesn’t matter where a man is born or what he wants to be. The best soldiers are automatons. To be a perfect cog within a vast military machine is all his country asks of him. In the muddy fields and trenches of France, they learn the terrible meaning of their sacrifice: Once lost, a soldier’s humanity can never be regained.
 
Based on John Dos Passos’s firsthand knowledge of the Great War, Three Soldiers is a grim and utterly realistic portrait of army life. A modernist masterpiece and a brave statement of fact in a time of sentiment, it set a standard that Hemingway, Jones, Mailer, O’Brien, and every other chronicler of the American war experience has since tried to match. 
 
This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Author Bio

John Dos Passos (1896–1970) was one of the foremost modernists of American literature. A member of the circle of expatriate writers and artists famously known as the "Lost Generation," his best known works are Three Soldiers, Manhattan Transfer, and the U.S.A. trilogy, number twenty-three on the Modern Library’s list of the one hundred best novels in the English language. 

Editorial Reviews

"The first war book by an American which is worthy of serious notice." —F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
"No war story can be written in the United States without challenging comparison with it—and no story that is less meticulously true will stand up to it. At one blast it disposed of oceans of romance and blather." —H. L. Mencken
 
"I regard Dos Passos as the greatest writer of our time." —Jean-Paul Sartre
 

 

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