The Quartet

Thanks to Sanjay, here’s a George Packer review from 2005 about Dos Passos’ onetime preeminence, and his falling-out with Hemingway:

For a brief moment, Dos Passos was as big as the big man of American letters. It’s hard now to remember that, several generations ago, the trio of great novelists born around the turn of the century—Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner—was a quartet, with the fourth chair occupied by Dos Passos.