Seemed like a good idea….
There it is, if you’re interested: http://www.scribd.com/doc/172594645/Dos-Passos-and-the-Discourse-of-Community-Revolution-and-the-American-Family-1900-1929
Yes, I’m charging the small fee of $2.99 to download the thing. Not too much, just enough to say readers are committed. Maybe someone will find a paragraph or two of interest to their own work on Dos Passos or working-class literature.
Pasting the chapters together was more work than I bargained for, and I had to re-type the submission and Table of Contents pages. I skipped, however, the sappy acknowledgements–sorry, if you go there looking for appreciation.
I’m thinking there may be a few things different in chapter three from the dissertation, because I did have a few ideas about publishing that one, and I had done a little revising. I sent it out once, even though I knew it needed more revision, hoping to get some suggestions, but I was turned off by one reviewer whose criticism was that I hadn’t…
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