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Collyer, Langley 1885-1947

Works: 12 works in 44 publications in 7 languages and 4,790 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographical fiction  Drama  Biographical drama  History 
Classifications: PS3554.O3, 813.54
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Publications about Langley Collyer
Most widely held works about Langley Collyer
    Homer & Langley : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Book )
    19 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,952 libraries worldwide
    A free imaginative rendering of the lives of New York's fabled Collyer brothers depicts Homer and Langley as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, facing odyssean perils as they struggle to survive the wars, political movements, and technological advances of the last century
    Homer & Langley a novel by E. L Doctorow( Sound Recording )
    10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
    Bronx-born E.L. Doctorow - who attended Kenyon College, served with the Army of Occupation in Germany, and penned his first novel after perusing a plethora of Western genre scripts as a reader in Hollywood - presents his thirteenth full-length novel, Homer and Langley. Other critically acclaimed works by Doctorow include Ragtime; City of God; and The March
    Ghosty men : the strange but true story of the Collyer brothers, New York's greatest hoarders : an urban historical by Franz Lidz( Book )
    2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
    Examines the live of eccentric hoarders, brothers Homer and Langley Collyer, who lived in isolation and squalor in a Harlem brownstone for years before the discovery of Homer's body in March 1947 and the search for his missing brother
    Out of this world by Helen Worden( Book )
    2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
    The dazzle by Richard Greenberg( Book )
    1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
    Homer y Langley by E. L Doctorow( Book )
    2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 31 libraries worldwide
    "'Soy Homer, el hermano ciego. No perdí la vista de golpe, fue como en el cine: un fundido lento' ... Así empieza la historia de los hermanos Collyer que conmocionó al Nueva York de finales de los años cuarenta cuando los encontraron sepultados bajo toneladas de basura en su mansión de la Quinta Avenida. Doctorow aprovecha su propia fascinación por ellos, para llevarnos de la mano a través de los acontecimientos que rodearon la vida de sus personajes, que deciden ausentarse de la vida pero que a cambio consiguen que la vida acuda a la puerta de su casa ..."--Descripción de la editorial
    <> by E. L Doctorow( Book )
    3 editions published in 2010 in Hebrew and held by 18 libraries worldwide
    The dazzle ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Stage production of the play about the fortunes and misfortunes of the eccentric Collyer brothers
    The dazzle ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    The Collyer brothers (Homer and Langley) a collection of newspaper clippings, 1937-1962 ( Book )
    1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    The collectors by Matt Bell( file )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
    Ragtime, the march, and homer & langley three bestselling novels by E. L Doctorow( file )
    1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
    E.L. Doctorow has been hailed as "a writer of dazzling gifts and boundless imaginative energy" (Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker), "a virtuosic storyteller with enormous range" (People), and "a national treasure" (George Saunders). He has achieved a distinguished standing in American letters with his profound fiction, novels of great inventive power. The three bestsellers in this eBook bundle are classic Doctorow. From the defining moments of the Civil War to the heady days of the young twentieth century, the subjects and themes herein span, in the words of Don DeLillo, "the reach of American possibility, in which plain lives take on the cadences of history." RAGTIME "An extraordinarily deft, lyrical, rich novel that catches the spirit of the country ... in a fluid musical way that is as original as it is satisfying."'The New Yorker One lazy Sunday afternoon in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside the home of an affluent American family. Almost magically, the line between fact and fiction, between real and invented characters, disappears. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J.P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata slip in and out of the tale, crossing paths with Doctorow's brilliant fictional creations, including an immigrant Jewish peddler and a ragtime pianist from Harlem whose insistence on a point of justice brings this shimmering masterpiece to a shocking climax. THE MARCH "Spellbinding ... a ferocious re-imagining of the past that returns it to us as something powerful and strange."'Time In 1864, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman marched his sixty thousand troops through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces, demolished cities, and accumulated a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the dispossessed and the triumphant. In Doctorow's hands the great march becomes a floating world, a nomadic consciousness, and an unforgettable reading experience with awesome relevance to our own times. HOMER & LANGLEY "Beautiful and haunting ... one of literature's most unlikely picaresques, a road novel in which the rogue heroes can't seem to leave home."'The Boston Globe Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers'the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley's proposed dateless newspaper whose reportage will be as prophecy. Even though they want nothing more than to shut out the world, history seems to pass through their cluttered house in the persons of immigrants, prostitutes, society women, government agents, gangsters, jazz musicians ... and their housebound lives are fraught with odyssean peril as they struggle to survive and create meaning for themselves
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English (35)
Hebrew (3)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
Chinese (1)
Portuguese (1)
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