John Dos Passos

(1896-1970 / Chicago, Illinois)

John Dos Passos
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John Roderigo Dos Passos (anuary 14, 1896 – September 28, 1970) was an American novelist and artist.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dos Passos was the illegitimate son of John Randolph Dos Passos (1844–1917), a distinguished lawyer of Madeiran Portuguese descent] and Lucy Addison Sprigg Madison of Petersburg, Virginia. The elder Dos Passos was married with a son several years older than John. Although John's father married his mother after the death of his first wife in 1910, he refused to acknowledge John for another two years, until he was 16. John Randolph Dos Passos was an authority on trusts, a staunch supporter of the powerful industrial conglomerates that his son would come to ... more »

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  • Remember that it's never a crime in the face of humanity and enlightenment to distribute the works of the great humanists among the merchants and moneychangers of this godforsaken country... You bette...
    John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Doc Bingham of Truthseeker Co., in The Forty-Second Parallel, of the trilogy U....
  • ''What's the use, there never was a woman living who could understand political ideas.''
    John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Don Stevens in 1919, of the trilogy U.S.A., The Modern Library, Random House, I...
  • When she asked him about birth control, he sat down beside her and talked for half an hour about what a great woman Margaret Sanger was and how birthcontrol was the greatest single blessing to mankind...
    John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Don Stevens in 1919, of the trilogy U.S.A., The Modern Library, Random House, I...
  • ''Madame Soubrine asked me to tell everybody it was nothing, absolutely nothing. Just a little blaze in a pile of rubbish.''
    John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Ellen Thatcher in Manhattan Transfer, Houghton Mifflin Company (1925 and 1953)....
  • The people of Western Europe are facing this summer a series of tragic dilemmas. Of the hopes that dazzled the last twenty years that some political movement might tend to the betterment of the human ...
    John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. "Farewell To Europe," Common Sense (July 1937).
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