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Easter Island

(1971)
Island of Enigmas
A non fiction book by

 
 
Despite sickness in the final years of his life, Dos Passos presses on for adventure. He and his wife journey to Easter Island, where they explore the history behind the famous statues - called maois.

"When I was a small boy," Dos Passos says, "some kind person took me to the British Museum. There I saw a statue, a huge, rough, dark-gray statue with [a] long, sad, dark-gray face. The statue stared back out of deep, sunken eyes. What was it trying to say? To this day I can remember the feeling it gave me of savage, brooding melancholy."



Used availability for John Dos Passos's Easter Island

Paperback Editions

March 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Easter Island
Author(s): John Dos Passos
ISBN: 0-385-51361-5 / 978-0-385-51361-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: DDay Gen Adult
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Easter Island: Island of Enigmas
Author(s): John Dos Passos
Publisher: Doubleday
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