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E. L. Doctorow (1931–2015)

Autor(a) de Ragtime: A Novel

49+ Works 23,265 Membros 660 Reviews 51 Favorited

About the Author

E. L. (Edgar Lawrence) Doctorow was born on January 6, 1931, in the Bronx, New York. He received an A.B. in philosophy in 1952 from Kenyon College and did graduate work at Columbia University. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1953-1955. He began his career as a script reader for CBS mostrar mais Television and Columbia Pictures and as a senior editor for the New American Library. He was editor-in-chief for Dial Press from 1964 to 1969, where he also served as vice president and publisher in his last year on staff. It was at this time that he decided to write full time. He wrote novels, short stories, essays, and a play. His debut novel, Welcome to Hard Times, was published in 1960 and was adapted into a film in 1967. His other works include, Loon Lake, The Waterworks, The March, Homer and Langley, and Andrew's Brain. He won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1986 for World's Fair and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1976 for Ragtime, which was adapted into a film in 1981 and a Broadway musical in 1998. Billy Bathgate received the PEN/Faulkner Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal in 1990. The Book of Daniel and Billy Bathgate were also adapted into films. He received the 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters for his outstanding achievement in fiction writing. He died of complications from lung cancer on July 21, 2015 at the age of 84. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de E. L. Doctorow

Ragtime: A Novel (1975) 6,274 cópias
The March (2005) 3,023 cópias
Billy Bathgate (1989) 2,282 cópias
Homer & Langley (2009) 2,007 cópias
City of God (2000) 1,550 cópias
The Book of Daniel: A Novel (1971) 1,548 cópias
The Waterworks (1995) 1,400 cópias
World's Fair (1985) 1,290 cópias
Loon Lake (1980) 818 cópias
Andrew's Brain (2014) 612 cópias
Welcome to Hard Times (1960) 504 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000) — Editor — 396 cópias
Sweet Land Stories (2004) 373 cópias
Doctorow: Collected Stories (2016) 89 cópias
Drinks Before Dinner (1978) 79 cópias
Reporting the Universe (2003) 36 cópias
Big As Life (1966) 12 cópias
Lamentation: 9/11 (2002) 10 cópias
Three Screenplays (2003) 7 cópias
Jolene [2008 film] (2008) — Writer — 2 cópias
The Paris Review 92 1984 Summer (1984) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Παγκόσμια έκθεση (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
An American Tragedy 1 exemplar(es)
אגם הטבלנים 1 exemplar(es)
The Hunter [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Bad man from Bodie 1 exemplar(es)
Willi [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
The Unfeeling President 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Secret Agent (1907) — Introdução, algumas edições6,597 cópias
Sister Carrie (1900) — Introdução, algumas edições4,054 cópias
Arrowsmith (1925) — Posfácio, algumas edições2,095 cópias
The 42nd Parallel (1930) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,640 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 469 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 466 cópias
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuinte — 462 cópias
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire (Modern Library Classics) (1998) — Introdução, algumas edições296 cópias
Karoo (1998) — Introdução, algumas edições282 cópias
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 281 cópias
Granta 24: Inside Intelligence (1988) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (1992) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Dark Arrows: Great Stories of Revenge (1985) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
The Best of the Marx Brothers (2007) — Introdução — 40 cópias
The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction (2000) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
American Review 20 (1974) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Het derde Testament : Joodse verhalen (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições7 cópias
Voices of Sag Harbor: A Village Remembered (2007) — Prefácio — 5 cópias

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Duas palavras-chaves : caleidoscopio e nostalgia. Um jovem pianista negro se envolve na vida de uma família branca de classe alta em meio às tensões raciais, infidelidades, violências e outros eventos na cidade de Nova York. É uma alegria virar as páginas de Ragtime, que de forma vertiginosa e divertida traça uma visão caleidoscópica (inclusive nostálgica no seu tom) de uma América do Norte na virada do século XIX para o XX em meio as intensas mudanças sociais.
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jgcorrea | outras 124 resenhas | Oct 16, 2022 |
Numa Nova Iorque antiga o autor cria um clima meio mágico e fantasmagórico enquanto um detetive faz o roteiro tradicional de ir de casa em casa entrevistando pessoas. Final surpreende mas não encanta.
 
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Obras
49
Also by
32
Membros
23,265
Popularidade
#907
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
660
ISBNs
538
Idiomas
24
Favorito
51

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