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Quotation by John Dos Passos
bald-headed official in 1919, of the trilogy U.S.A. The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937) Ben Evans in The Forty-Second Parallel, of the trilogy U.S.A. The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937) Bill Cermak in The Big Money, of the trilogy U.S.A. The Modern Library, Random House, Inc. (1937) Bob Henslowe in Three Soldiers Houghton Mifflin Company (1964) Bum in Fortune Heights Three Plays, Harcourt, Brace and Company (1934)
In a time of confusion and rapid change like the present, when terms are continually turning inside out and the names of things hardly keep their meaning from day to day, it's not possible to write two honest paragraphs without stopping to take crossbearings on every one of the abstractions that were so well ranged in ornate marble niches in the minds of our fathers.
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. "The Writer As Technician," International Publishers (1935), ed. Henry Hart.
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