John Dos Passos – feature of his narrative and context
John Dos Passos was an American writer of the twentieth century.
In his novels, such as "Manhattan Transfer" of 1925 and "forty-seventh parallel" of 1930, the writer explores the scenario of misery and violence.
Dos Passos was a writer on social issues who described the twentieth-century condition with great realism. His works, in fact, are a mirror of the tragic condition of that period, both from a stylistic point of view and from a narrative point of view.
Dos Passos's novels are set in the big city and the author cleverly explores the labyrinths of metropolitan existence.
In particular, the author's intention is to make a fresco in his country that can be read as a Great American Romance, a work commensurate with the vastness of the United States.
John Dos Passos's narrative technique is also "labyrinthine", reflecting the themes dealt with in his novels as well as the state of health for contemporary man during the twentieth century.
Other works by the author include: “Nineteen Nineteen”, “The Big Money”, “District of Columbia”, “Journeys Between Wars”.