General Dos Passos thread--
I've read Manhattan Transfer and am reading his letter and travel writings published by Library of America. Would like to discuss
>Has anyone here read his USA Trilogy?
Yeah, quite original structure (with the News Reels and Camera Eyes), interposed with the more traditional narrative. Thematically a little weak, yet not unintersting. He makes it work despite that and that attests to his quality as a writer, if not much of a thinker. Would read more from him despite not really considering him good. Slightly enjoyable, though part of that may, admittedly, be merely because he doesn't sound like your other "American Greats" like that Steinbeck faggot, i.e. his worldview doesn't sound like garbage-man trite small talk. His subtle humour is a nice addition also.