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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)
It is a most curious experience for a man of seventy-two to be confronted with the greenhorn enthusiasms of his youth. Young people think they are so smart. Alas the doctrines they spout with such fervor turn out to be mostly parroted from their elders.
John Dos Passos (1896–1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. One Man's Initiation: 1917. Cornell University Press (1969).
Introduction by the author written in the context of political disturbances relating to the Vietnam War.
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