1919 (The USA Trilogy, Book 2) by John Dos Passos

By John Dos Passos

Foreword through 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 booklet of the 1st quantity not just for its scope, but additionally for its groundbreaking type. back, utilising a bunch of experimental units that might encourage a complete new new release of writers to stick with, Dos Passos captures the numerous textures, flavors, and history noises of recent lifestyles with a cinematic contact and extraordinary nerve.

1919 opens to discover the USA 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 to the daughter of a Chicago minister, a wide-eyed Texas woman, a tender poet, an intensive Jew, and we glimpse Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Unknown Soldier.

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Of such trust and respect the initiative must be taken by the speaker. Not with cringing or flattery, not with any brow-beating air of superiority, but with a manly, selfrespecting frankness, he is to approach his audience as men occupying a common ground with himself. (449) The distinctly gendered construction of rhetorical character Genung outlines is underscored by his representation of male speakers as exemplars, including Henry Ward Beecher, Burke, Henry, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas  PARLOR RHETORIC AND THE PERFORMANCE OF GENDER Macaulay, and Webster (450–69).

Of such trust and respect the initiative must be taken by the speaker. Not with cringing or flattery, not with any brow-beating air of superiority, but with a manly, selfrespecting frankness, he is to approach his audience as men occupying a common ground with himself. (449) The distinctly gendered construction of rhetorical character Genung outlines is underscored by his representation of male speakers as exemplars, including Henry Ward Beecher, Burke, Henry, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas  PARLOR RHETORIC AND THE PERFORMANCE OF GENDER Macaulay, and Webster (450–69).

17 The range of selections in speakers reflects the assumption of authors and publishers that rhetorical performance was a central activity in the home and community. Advertising its contents in 1902 in terms that had changed very little since the beginning of the popularity of speakers in the 1870s, The American Star Speaker and Model Elocutionist (1902) presents itself as a manual of vocal and physical culture [and] elocution . . with appropriate selections for Readings and Recitals, both public and private, embracing the serious, comic, patriotic, heroic, sublime, humorous, descriptive, didactic and ridiculous, Suitable for Home, School, Church, Lodge, Club, Literary Societies, and Public and Private Recitals, with a variety of selections for use at all Holiday and Special Day Celebrations.

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