The Conversion Odyssey
December 2, 2015
John Dos Passos has a mesmerizing name. The “John” doesn’t fit the “Dos Passos,” does it? Shouldn’t be Juan Dos Passos? But John Dos Passos was one of the Four Horsemen of American literature in the first half of the 20th century. And all four horsemen were Nomads, according to generational historians Howe and Strauss. The Nomads Wander Left to Right I’m a Nomad, too. Maybe that’s why I’m drawn to Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Dos Passos.