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By John Dos Passos

ISBN-10: 1504015495

ISBN-13: 9781504015493

In a singular that heavily parallels writer John Dos Passos's personal ideological struggles in the course of the Spanish Civil conflict, protagonist Glenn Spotswood, an American, travels to Spain to struggle at the Republican part. There, Spotswood joins the Communist get together to aid identify a extra simply society, yet his idealism quick degrades below the strain of occasion orthodoxy and hypocrisy.

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There i s even a mystery i n so m any arrests and illternments. Let us see how 'veil the crime corresponds to the punishment. I t seems e;tablished that Sade gave a spank­ ing to a whore in Pari�, : does that fit with a year in jail? Some aphrodisiac sweets to some girls in Ma rseilles : does that justi fy ten years i n the Bastille? He seduces his sister­ in-law : does that justi f;' a month in the Conci e rgerie? He causes no end o f bothe r to his powe rful, his redoubtable in­ laws, the President and the Presidente de :'v1ontreuil: does that justi fy two years in a fortress?

He neither distingu ishes nor separates. He repeats himself over again. His books remind one of the sacred books of the great religions. From them emanates, for brief instants caught in s ome maximDangerous moments there are when the physical self is fired by the min d ' s extravagances . . There i s no better way to familiarize onese l f with death than through the medium o f a libertine idea. They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that i t i s from thei r flame philosophy ligh ts its to rch .

What, when you come down to it, is more str:mge than a t the end o f one's a rms to h ave these queer p r ehensile organs, reddish and wrinkled, one's hands, and li t}le transparent gems a t the divergent ex­ tremities o f th �s e hands ? Sometimes we c a tch ourselves in the act of e a ting, wholly absorbed in grinding fragments of dead animals between the other gems that stud our mouth. So i t is with the rest ; and among all the things we do there is p e rhaps not a single one which will brook prolonged at­ tention.

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