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John Dos Passos

Data de nascimento: 14. Janeiro 1896
Data de falecimento: 28. Setembro 1970
Outros nomes:John Roderigo Dos Passos

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John Roderigo Dos Passos foi um romancista e pintor estadunidense, descendente de imigrantes portugueses originários da Madeira.

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„A writer who writes straight is the architect of history.“

— John Dos Passos
Context: The mind of a generation is its speech. A writer makes aspects of that speech enduring by putting them in print. He whittles at the words and phrases of today and makes of them forms to set the mind of tomorrow's generation. That's history. A writer who writes straight is the architect of history. Introduction to 1932 Modern Library edition of Three Soldiers

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„If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works“

— John Dos Passos
Context: If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works, with all the misconceptions, the omissions, the failures that any finished work of art implies. "Looking Back on U.S.A.," New York Times, Oct 25 1959

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„Great works of the imagination are not produced quickly nor do they take quick effect on the popular mind.“

— John Dos Passos
Remark at the International PEN Club conference, Sept 11-13 1941, reproduced in John Dos Passos: The Major Nonfictional Prose, ed. Donald Pizer

„Walt Whitman's a hell of a lot more revolutionary than any Russian poet I've ever heard of.“

— John Dos Passos
Response to the questionnaire "Whiter the American Writer?" in Modern Quarterly, Summer 1932

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