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Fiction as false document : the reception of E.L. Doctorow in the postmodern age

Author: John Williams
Publisher: Columbia, SC : Camden House, ©1996.
Series: Literary criticism in perspective.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a survey about the reception history of E.L. Doctorow, American author.

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Named Person: E L Doctorow; Edgar L Doctorow
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Williams
ISBN: 1571130357 9781571130358
OCLC Number: 34583882
Description: xii, 184 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: E.L. Doctorow as Postmodern Cultural Critic --
1. The Making of a Reputation 1975-80 --
2. Ragtime as Historical Novel 1977-85 --
3. Canonizing Welcome to Hard Times and The Book of Daniel 1980-85 --
4. "There is Only Narrative": From History to Text 1986-92 --
5. Introductions and New Directions: Post-Ragtime Novels 1985-94 --
Conclusion: Fiction as False Document and Ultimate Discourse --
E.L. Doctorow's Works.
Series Title: Literary criticism in perspective.
Responsibility: John Williams.
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