Manhattan Transfer Study Guide

Manhattan Transfer

Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos

Manhattan Transfer is a 1925 novel by John Dos Passos portraying New York City from the 1890s through the 1920s using a collection of interconnected stories. The novel exposes the stark realities of urban life in its consumerism, poverty, energy and lack of empathy. The book's fractured narrative style, similar to filmic montage, creates a modernist representation of the modern New York akin to the works of James Joyce or William Faulkner.

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