Dos Passos ? The Fruits of Disillusionment

Hicks, Granville
September 1954
New Republic;9/27/54, Vol. 131 Issue 13, p17
This article discusses the book "Most Likely to Succeed," by John Dos Passos. Jed Morris, the central character of "Most Likely to Succeed," is not autobiographical, but far from it. It is a matter of record that several radical playwrights of the late twenties and early thirties wound up in Hollywood, where, for many years, they were paid handsome salaries for writing what the movie moguls wanted them to write. Dos Passos begins his version of the affair in 1926, introducing people to Jed Morris as he is making love to a rich divorcee on a homeward-bound ocean liner.


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