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Frozen in the Glassy, Bluestreaked Air: John Dos Passos’s Photographic Metropolis

Alix Beeston

in In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter interprets the serialized narration and characterization of John Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer (1925) in line with the figuring of female bodies through the photographic apparatus of ... More


Fast Books Read Slow: The Shapes of Speed in: Manhattan Transfer and The Sun Also Rises

Sam See, Scott Herring, Heather Love, and Wendy Moffat

Christopher Looby and Michael North (eds)

in Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286980
eISBN:
9780823288830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286980.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Transfer and Rises mimetically reproduce the effects of speed technology at the levels of narrative structure and texture to create literary space in a culture where technology depleted physical ... More


The Politics and Poetics of Attraction I: Dos Passos

William Solomon

in Slapstick Modernism: Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040245
eISBN:
9780252098468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040245.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter brings Sergei Eisenstein's concept of “the montage of attractions” to bear on John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer (1925). The essence of Eisenstein's approach—the inspiration for which ... More


John Dos Passos and the Art of Montage

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the works of novelist John Dos Passos, who not only made sustained attempts to incorporate cinematic elements in his most famous fiction, Manhattan Transfer and the U.S.A. ... More


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