The first volume of Jon Dos Passos’ U.S.A. trilogy, The 42nd Parallel follows several characters as they navigate the challenges of life in the United States during the early 20th century, including the First World War, the boom of the Jazz Age, and the Great Depression. Through the experiences of these characters, the novel explores themes of industrialization, consumerism, political radicalism, and the changing American identity. “The 42nd Parallel” is known for its innovative narrative style, which blends traditional storytelling with techniques like newspaper clippings, slogans, and photographs to create a powerful commentary on American life and culture. The novel is a classic of modernist literature and a major contribution to the American literary canon.
The 42nd Parallel
The first volume of Jon Dos Passos' U.S.A. trilogy, The 42nd Parallel follows several characters as they navigate the challenges of life in the United States during the early 20th century,
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