John Dos Passos, born in 1896, was one of a remarkable group of Americans who came of literary age during the decade after World War I. The group included Scott Fitzgerald, born the same year, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, e.e. cummings, Malc [...]
A writer who draws on his own experiences for his fiction has first to understand their meaning for him. John Dos Passos was no exception. During his last two years as an undergraduate at Harvard from 1914 to 1916, he began to put his memories of ear [...]
Dreams in the Mirror: A Biography of E. E. Cummings. By Richard S. Kennedy. Liveright. $19.95.
It is important, in writing a biography, to remember that you are telling a story and that the problems of presenting the material are in many ways just [...]