By John Dos Passos

Foreword by way of E. L. Doctorow.

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With 1919, the second one quantity of his U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos keeps his "vigorous and sweeping landscape of twentieth-century America" (Forum), lauded on book of the 1st quantity not just for its scope, but in addition for its groundbreaking variety. back, using a bunch of experimental units that might motivate a complete new iteration of writers to persist with, Dos Passos captures the various textures, flavors, and heritage noises of recent lifestyles with a cinematic contact and unprecedented nerve.

1919 opens to discover the US and the realm at struggle, and Dos Passos's characters, lots of whom we met within the first quantity, are thrown into the snarl. We stick with the daughter of a Chicago minister, a wide-eyed Texas woman, a tender poet, a thorough Jew, and we glimpse Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Unknown Soldier.

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1919 (The USA Trilogy, Book 2)

Foreword via E. L. Doctorow.

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With 1919, the second one quantity of his U. S. A. trilogy, John Dos Passos maintains his "vigorous and sweeping landscape of twentieth-century America" (Forum), lauded on e-book of the 1st quantity not just for its scope, but in addition for its groundbreaking variety. back, utilizing a bunch of experimental units that will motivate an entire new new release of writers to keep on with, Dos Passos captures the numerous textures, flavors, and historical past noises of contemporary lifestyles with a cinematic contact and exceptional nerve.

1919 opens to discover the United States and the realm at battle, and Dos Passos's characters, lots of whom we met within the first quantity, are thrown into the snarl. We stick with the daughter of a Chicago minister, a wide-eyed Texas lady, a tender poet, a thorough Jew, and we glimpse Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Unknown Soldier.

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D'Emilio and Freedman, Intimate Matters, 52. 13. R. I. Moore, The Formation of a Persecuting Society: Power and Deviance in Western Europe, 950-1250 (New York: Basil Blackwell, 1987); Rudi Bleys, The Geography of INGEBRETSEN Perversion: Male-to-Male Sexual Behavior outside the West and the Ethnographic Imagination, 1750-1918 (New York: New York University Press, 1995); Claude Quetal, History of Syphilis, trans. Judith Baddock and Brian Pike (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990). 14.

33 The ambiguous status of the transgressive act-"felix" as well as "culpa"is, however, not new to the Puritans. The showy iniquity and the equally showy chastening are both aspects of a pervasive Christian allegory of regeneration. Under Reformed Christianity's this-worldly gaze, this allegory devolved into the equivalent of a new sacrament, an outward sign of inward grace. Accordingly, both the public keeping of the law and the public excoriation of its failures in the periodic election day, fast day, or other occasional sermon were important ritual moments in a citizen's civic life.

Ironically, unlike Mather, in this case the evidence aimed to catch not the cunning woman, but the agent with whom she was seen to be in carnal congress. Wigglesworth, Mather, and Starr employ a rhetoric of eroticized transgression to address issues of political significance; nonetheless, each enunciates a theological anxiety about the nature of civil authority that remains unaddressed. Finally, Wigglesworth, Mather, even Starr show themselves aware of the fissured nature of their charges and claims, and the way that the claim itself is undercut almost by virtue of the authority it demands.

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