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The Resource Orient Express : a travel memoir, Dos John Passos, (electronic resource)

Orient Express : a travel memoir, Dos John Passos, (electronic resource)

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Orient Express : a travel memoir
Title
Orient Express
Title remainder
a travel memoir
Statement of responsibility
Dos John Passos
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Before John Dos Passos enjoys fame as a chronicler and critic of American society, he wins recognition for command of aesthetics. Orient Express, a memoir of the author's travels through Eastern Europe, the Near East, and the Middle East, focuses on sights, sounds, and smells rather than plot or character. Dos Passos applies his instincts as a painter to mountain ranges and grimy alleyways, finding beauty everywhere. His tour extends from Tiflis, Georgia, to Erivan, Armenia, and Marrakesh, Morocco; from Kasvin, Iran, to Baghdad, Iraq, and Damascus, Syria. He crosses the Syrian Desert, observes the aftermath of the Greek-Turkish War, climbs the Caucasus, explores Persia during the rise of Reza Kahn, and records the creation of Iraq by the British. His message is clear and relevant to contemporary travelers: holiness and happiness abounds in the East as much as the West. "With the name of Allah for all baggage, " Dos Passos writes, "you could travel from the Great Wall of China to the Niger and be fairly sure of food, and often of money, if only you were ready to touch your forehead in the dust five times a day and put away self and the glamorous West. And yet, " he adds, "the West is conquering."
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CtWfDGI
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1896-1970
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Dos Passos, John
Dewey number
  • 915.604
  • 915.604
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS49
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Middle East
Label
Orient Express : a travel memoir, Dos John Passos, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDkzLTIyNzkwOTk3
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Publication
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unknown
Control code
frd00000225
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (156 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504011457
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unknown
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Donohue Group, Inc.
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not applicable
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781504011457
  • (Sirsi) b1409165
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System requirements: Adobe Digital Editions
Label
Orient Express : a travel memoir, Dos John Passos, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDkzLTIyNzkwOTk3
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00000225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (156 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504011457
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Donohue Group, Inc.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781504011457
  • (Sirsi) b1409165
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital Editions

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