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History and Utopian Disillusion: The Dialectical Politics in the Novels of John Dos Passos

History and Utopian Disillusion: The Dialectical Politics in the Novels of John Dos Passos (Hardback)

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Canonical but controversial works of radical modernism, John Dos Passos' novels continue to intrigue readers and challenge literary critics with their unique styles and provocative messages. This book offers an insightful and refreshing perspective on his fictional world, exploring the historical vision and utopian aspirations of his early novels in light of their dialectical politics in narrating modern American society. History and Utopian Disillusion convincingly shows that Dos Passos' epic-scale project is a radical hymn of faith dialectically inspiring the utopian resolution of American history by presenting entropic despair and disillusionment.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Philosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc Publication Date: 30/06/2008 ISBN-13: 9780820486420  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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The Author: Jun Young Lee is Full-Time Lecturer of English Education at Yeungnam University, South Korea. He received his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also the author of numerous articles on John Dos Passos.

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