"A Sort of Family Feeling": The Two Dos Passoses, Portugal,And Brazil

Townsend Ludington

Abstract


John Randolph Dos Passos and his son, John Roderigo, the
noted author, were thoroughly North American, but they were
proud of their Portuguese heritage. Father and son were
intelligent, imaginative men with wide-ranging interests; it
seems only natural that both would take an interest in their
ancestral roots. The father, truly a self-made man of the
Horatio Alger sort, was interested because he was proud of the fact that he had begun life as the son of a Portuguese immigrant, a man who was for a time a cobbler and a shoemaker. John Randolph, the first generation American born, rose to become a prominent, sometimes wealthy, corporation lawyer.

Keywords


English Language; English



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/%25x

Copyright (c) 1986 Townsend Ludington

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