Streets of Night

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Susquehanna University Press, 1990 - Fiction - 226 pages
First published in 1923, Streets of Night has long been out of print. This edition, based on the first American printing, includes the autograph changes Dos Passos made in the manuscripts and provides supplementary material, textual notes, the substantive variants between the American and British first editions, and Dos Passos's diary entries about the novel.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
8
Introduction
9
A Note on the Text
21
Streets of Night
23
Textual Notes
176
Selected Diary Entries on Streets of Night
188
Substantive Changes to the First American Edition
194
Substantive Variants between the American and the British First Editions
205
Select Bibliography
223
Index to Introduction and Textual Notes
225
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

John Dos Passos, 1896 - 1970 John Passos was born January 14,1896 to John Randolph Dos Passos and Lucy Addison Sprigg Madison. He attended Harvard University from 1912-1916. He was in the ambulance service units in France and Italy and in 1918, enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. From 1926-29, he directed New Playwrights' Theatre in New York City. In 1929, Passos married Katharine Smith and in 1947, they were in an automobile accident that killed his wife and left him blind in one eye. He married Elizabeth Holdridge in 1949 and a year later, Lucy Hamlin Dos Passos was born. Passos' many novels include "One Man's Initiation" (1917), "Three Soldiers" (1921), which has met with wide acclaim, "Streets of Night" (1923), "Facing the Chair" (1927), which defends the immigrants Sacco and Vanzetti, "Orient Express" (1927), "The Ground We Stand On" (1949), and "Prospects of a Golden Age" (1959). He received the Gold Medal for fiction from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1957, the Feltrinelli Prize for Fiction in 1967 and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1947. On September 28, 1970, Passos died of heart failure in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Michael E Clark is an associate professor at Elmira College in Fine Arts Department. He lives in upstate New York.

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