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The Resource The ambulance drivers : Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a friendship made and lost in war, James McGrath Morris

The ambulance drivers : Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a friendship made and lost in war, James McGrath Morris

Label
The ambulance drivers : Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a friendship made and lost in war
Title
The ambulance drivers
Title remainder
Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a friendship made and lost in war
Statement of responsibility
James McGrath Morris
Title variation
Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a friendship made and lost in war
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After meeting for the first time on the front lines of World War I, two aspiring writers forge an intense twenty-year friendship and write some of America's greatest novels, giving voice to a 'lost generation' shaken by war. Eager to find his way in life and words, John Dos Passos first witnessed the horror of trench warfare in France as a volunteer ambulance driver retrieving the dead and seriously wounded from the front line. Later in the war, he briefly met another young writer, Ernest Hemingway, who was just arriving for his service in the ambulance corps. When the war was over, both men knew they had to write about it; they had to give voice to what they felt about war and life. Their friendship and collaboration developed through the peace of the 1920s and 1930s, as Hemingway's novels soared to success while Dos Passos penned the greatest antiwar novel of his generation, Three Soldiers. In war, Hemingway found adventure, women, and a cause. Dos Passos saw only oppression and futility. Their different visions eventually turned their private friendship into a bitter public fight, fueled by money, jealousy, and lust. Rich in evocative detail-- from Paris cafes to the Austrian Alps, from the streets of Pamplona to the waters of Key West-- [this book] is a biography of a turbulent friendship between two of the century's greatest writers, and an illustration of how war both inspires and destroys, unites and divides." -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.E37
LC item number
Z74318 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The ambulance drivers : Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a friendship made and lost in war, James McGrath Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1729073
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9780306823831
Lccn
2016043398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1729073
  • (Sirsi) 1729073
  • (OCoLC)969438667
Label
The ambulance drivers : Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a friendship made and lost in war, James McGrath Morris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1729073
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9780306823831
Lccn
2016043398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1729073
  • (Sirsi) 1729073
  • (OCoLC)969438667

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