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Re: Manhattan Transfer - Final thoughts?

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  • Frank T
    I must admit I didn t finish it. It was just too easy to put it down and read something else. I don t think I was in the right frame of mind for this kind of
    Message 1 of 8 , Jul 1, 2009
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      I must admit I didn't finish it. It was just too easy to put it down and read something else. I don't think I was in the right frame of mind for this kind of book.
      FrankT
      --- In crgII@yahoogroups.com, vaughan jackson <vaughanjackson@...> wrote:
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      > Final thoughts on the book for June, " Manhattan Transfer" by John Dos Passos anyone?
      >
    • Bekah
      I read it a couple years ago and really didn t care for it much. There seemed to be a dissonance (un-harmonious, un-rhythmical) to the narrative which I
      Message 2 of 8 , Jul 1, 2009
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        I read it a couple years ago and really didn't care for it much.
        There seemed to be a dissonance (un-harmonious, un-rhythmical) to the
        narrative which I suppose was new and experimental and "jazzy" (and
        perhaps seen as realistic) when it came out but which turned me off
        in 2009.

        Bekah


        On Jul 1, 2009, at 5:01 AM, Frank T wrote:

        > I must admit I didn't finish it. It was just too easy to put it
        > down and read something else. I don't think I was in the right
        > frame of mind for this kind of book.
        > FrankT
        > --- In crgII@yahoogroups.com, vaughan jackson <vaughanjackson@...>
        > wrote:
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        >> Final thoughts on the book for June, " Manhattan Transfer" by John
        >> Dos Passos anyone?
        >>
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        > Reading Schedule:
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        > June
        > Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos
        >
        > July
        > An American Tragedy by Theodore DreiserYahoo! Groups Links
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        >
      • iscreamnut@sbcglobal.net
        ... I had a hard time reading the book also. I liked the parallels to what is going on in the world today, like the economy. The descriptive language was over
        Message 3 of 8 , Jul 1, 2009
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          --- In crgII@yahoogroups.com, "Frank T" <XTONTOX@...> wrote:
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          > I must admit I didn't finish it. It was just too easy to put it down and read something else. I don't think I was in the right frame of mind for this kind of book.
          > FrankT
          > --- In crgII@yahoogroups.com, vaughan jackson <vaughanjackson@> wrote:
          > >
          > > Final thoughts on the book for June, " Manhattan Transfer" by John Dos Passos anyone?
          > >
          >
          I had a hard time reading the book also. I liked the parallels to what is going on in the world today, like the economy. The descriptive language was over done. Sometimes less is more. I am glad i read all of the book
          Sandy
        • vaughan jackson
          Thanks for your opinions. i guess it wasnt as popular as I thought it was going to be.   Yes it was dissonant, jumping all over the place in a jazzy
          Message 4 of 8 , Jul 1, 2009
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            Thanks for your opinions. i guess it wasnt as popular as I thought it was going to be.
             
            Yes it was dissonant, jumping all over the place in a jazzy experimental style. But i thought people would have no problem with that following.William Faulkner's "the Sound and the Fury".
             
            Iguess the main point for me was that Manhattan Transfer highlighted Dos Passos' socialist views, that all these people rushing around New York City trying to find happiness and wealth and comfortable living via Capitalism found none of those things.
             
            Resonances for today? Is there a message in that for our consumer driven society?
             
            I think the "American dream" is as empty and vacuous as it was then.
             
            Vaughan.


          • dfetchko@aol.com
            I d like to know where and when the discussions take place?  Do you wait until everyone has read?  Are comments and questions welcome?  I ve read some of
            Message 5 of 8 , Jul 4, 2009
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              I'd like to know where and when the discussions take place?  Do you wait until everyone has read?  Are comments and questions welcome?  I've read some of the messages and see nominations for books, welcomes, I don't see the discussions.  I'm new at this so please be patient with me and give me a little guidance.  Thanks.  Donna


              -----Original Message-----
              From: vaughan jackson <vaughanjackson@...>
              To: crgII@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Mon, Jun 29, 2009 8:21 am
              Subject: [crgII] Manhattan Transfer - Final thoughts?



              Final thoughts on the book for June, " Manhattan Transfer" by John Dos Passos anyone?


            • Frank T
              Donna, The discussions should take place throughout the month. Comments and questions are very welcome and needed, that s what gets the discussion started and
              Message 6 of 8 , Jul 12, 2009
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                Donna,
                The discussions should take place throughout the month. Comments and questions are very welcome and needed, that's what gets the discussion started and motivates people to read the book. That is why when I ask for nominations I request that the nominator be willing to read the book and post comments, otherwise we stagnate.
                FrankT
                --- In crgII@yahoogroups.com, dfetchko@... wrote:
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                > I'd like to know where and when the discussions take place?  Do you wait until everyone has read?  Are comments and questions welcome?  I've read some of the messages and see nominations for books, welcomes, I don't see the discussions.  I'm new at this so please be patient with me and give me a little guidance.  Thanks.  Donna
                >
              • dfetchko@aol.com
                Thank You so much Frank! ... From: Frank T To: crgII@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sun, Jul 12, 2009 4:26 am Subject: [crgII] Discussions, comments
                Message 7 of 8 , Jul 12, 2009
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                  Thank You so much Frank!


                  -----Original Message-----
                  From: Frank T <XTONTOX@...>
                  To: crgII@yahoogroups.com
                  Sent: Sun, Jul 12, 2009 4:26 am
                  Subject: [crgII] Discussions, comments and questions? wasRe: Manhattan Transfer - Final thoughts?



                  Donna,
                  The discussions should take place throughout the month. Comments and questions are very welcome and needed, that's what gets the discussion started and motivates people to read the book. That is why when I ask for nominations I request that the nominator be willing to read the book and post comments, otherwise we stagnate.
                  FrankT
                  --- In crgII@yahoogroups. com, dfetchko@... wrote:
                  >
                  > I'd like to know where and when the discussions take place?  Do you wait until everyone has read?  Are comments and questions welcome?  I've read some of the messages and see nominations for books, welcomes, I don't see the discussions.  I'm new at this so please be patient with me and give me a little guidance.  Thanks.  Donna
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