Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The jeweled stripes on the window ran straight down when the train stopped and got more and more oblique as it speeded up. The wheels rumbled in her head, saying Man-hattan Tran-sfer Man-hattan Tran-sfer.
John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Thoughts of Ellen Thatcher in Manhattan Transfer, Houghton Mifflin Company (1925 and 1953).
This scene gives the novel its name.