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John Dos Passos

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U.S.A. Overview

John Dos Passos's "USA" trilogy is a monumental work, and is considered an example of a Great American Novel. The "USA" trilogy follows the lives, fortunes, ascensions, and downfalls of various characters as their lives intersect and diverge in the United States in the early part of the Twentieth Century. Dos Passos both defends American ideals and criticizes American excess and socialism. As such, Dos Passos uses classic themes of the American Dream, redemption, and excesses of success in telling the story of the lives of his characters.

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