Dos Passos, from THE BIG MONEY

Here’s a little excerpt from Dos Passos’s USA trilogy.  Note that the headlines are nearly identical in form, but that the bios are (arguably) a little weirder and more ironic.  Note, too, that JDP includes another genre of writing, the stream-of-consciousness “Camera Eye” sections, that are like nothing in the Packer book.  They follow the inner musings and impressions of a figure very much like Dos Passos himself and lend a complex, self-reflexive dimension to the trilogy:

 

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