Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Quote of the Day (John Dos Passos, on History as the ‘Daydream of a Race’)

“It seems to me that history is always more alive and more interesting than fiction. I suppose that is because a story is the daydream of a single man, while history is a mass invention, the daydream of a race.”—Novelist/historian John Dos Passos (1896-1970) quoted in Donald Pizer, Dos Passos’ USA: A Critical Study (1988)

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