John Dos Passo's masterpiece of modernist fiction takes us from the Gilded Age to the Jazz Age in a vividly impressionistic portrait of a teeming and multifaceted New York City. From Wall Street to the waterfront, from the Bowery to the Village, from the city's grand avenues to its gritty alleys, peopled by its wealthy power brokers and its struggling immigrants, this kaleidoscopic novel conveys the restless energy of life in Manhattan. The innovative techniques Dos Passos used, marked by flashbacks, stream of consciousness, and a cinematic perspective, would go on to inspire a new school of writing. Almost a century after it was written, Manhattan Transfer remains an indelible tribute to the contradictions of the American dream.
JOHN DOS PASSOS (1896-1970) Is one of the most important modernist writers in American literature. He is the author fo the classic trilogy U.S.A, which comprises The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money, among other works.
A NOTE ON THE TEXT : This book was published in 1925 and reflects the attitudes of its time. The publisher's decision to present it as it was originally published is not intended as endorsemenent of any offensive cultural representations and/or language.
Publisher: Vintage Classics, a division of Penguin Random House LLC (First Vintage Books Edition, January 2021)
Cover Design: Megan Wilson
Cover Painting: Free Curve to the Point- Accompanying Sound of the Geometric Curves, 1925 by Wassily Kandinsky