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Doctorow, E. L. 1931-

Overview
Works: 527 works in 1,794 publications in 14 languages and 68,952 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Religious fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Short stories, American  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Dedicatee, cnm, Speaker
Classifications: PS3554.O3, 813.54
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Ragtime by E. L Doctorow( Book )
218 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 6,323 libraries worldwide
Three remarkable families lives' become entwined with Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Dreiser, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata at the turn of the century
The march : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Book )
48 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Indonesian and held by 4,628 libraries worldwide
In 1864, after Union general William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta, he marched his sixty thousand troops east through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces and lived off the land, pillaging the Southern plantations, taking cattle and crops for their own, demolishing cities, and accumulating a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the uprooted, the dispossessed, and the triumphant
Billy Bathgate : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Book )
81 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,474 libraries worldwide
The story of Billy Bathgate, a boy who has insinuated himself into the inner circle of the notorious Dutch Schultz gang to become apprentice and protege to one of the great murdering gangsters
World's fair by E. L Doctorow( Book )
57 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 3,747 libraries worldwide
Recalls a certain New York City boyhood in the 1930s, through the eyes of the child himself and then him as an adult trying to reconstruct the past
City of God : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Book )
39 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 3,607 libraries worldwide
"In his workbook, a New York City novelist records the contents of his teeming brain - sketches for stories, accounts of his love affairs, riffs on the meanings of popular songs, ideas for movies, obsessions with cosmic processes. He is a virtual repository of the predominant ideas and historical disasters of the age. But now he has found a story he thinks may become his next novel. The large brass cross that hung behind the alter of St. Timothy's, a run-down Episcopal church in lower Manhattan, has disappeared ... and even more mysteriously reappeared on the roof of the Synagogue for Evolutionary Judaism, on the Upper West Side. The church's maverick rector and the young woman rabbi who leads the synagogue are trying to learn who committed this strange double act of desecration and why. Befriending them, the novelist finds that their struggles with their respective traditions are relevant to the cast. Into his workbook go his taped interviews, insights, preliminary drafts ... and as he joins the clerics in pursuit of the mystery, it broadens to implicate a large cast of vividly drawn characters - including scientists, war veterans, prelates, Holocaust survivors, cabinet members, theologians, New York Times reporters, filmmakers, and crooners - in what proves to be a quest for an authentic spirituality at the end of this tortured century."--Jacket
Loon lake by E. L Doctorow( Book )
69 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,599 libraries worldwide
It is the Great Depression of the 1930s, and a passionate young man from Paterson, New Jersey, leaves home to find his fortune. What he finds, on a cold and lonely night in the Adirondack Mountains, is a vision of life so different from his own that it changes his destiny, leading him from the side of a railroad track to a magical place called Loon Lake
Homer & Langley : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Book )
44 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,273 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
The waterworks by E. L Doctorow( Book )
46 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 3,248 libraries worldwide
One rainy morning in 1871 young Martin Pemberton, walking down Broadway in lower Manhattan, sees in a passing horse-drawn omnibus several old men in black, one of whom he recognizes as his supposedly dead and buried father. So begins E.L. Doctorow's astounding new novel of post-Civil War New York, where maimed veterans beg in the streets, newsboys fight for their corners, the Tweed Ring operates the city for its own profit, and a conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect is all a glitter in a setting of mass misery. As Pemberton tries in vain to track the strange omnibus of old men, he leads us into a city we know and recognize and yet don't know, a ghost city that stands to contemporary New York like a panoramic negative print, reversed in its lights and shadows, its seasons turned round. The increasingly ominous tale is narrated by Pemberton's sometime employer, McIlvaine, the editor of the newspaper for which the young man writes occasional reviews. When Pemberton himself disappears, McIlvaine goes in pursuit of the truth of his freelance's bizarre fate. Layer by layer, he reveals to us a New York more deadly, more creative, more of a genius society than it is now. New technologies transport water to its reservoirs and gaslight to its streetlamps. Locomotives thunder down its streets. Telegraphy sings in its overhead wires, and its high-speed printing presses turn out tens of thousands of newspapers for a penny or two. It is a proudly, heedlessly modern city, and yet ... the scene of ancient, primordial urges and transgressions, a companion city of our dreams ... a moral hologram generated from this celebrated author's electrifying historical imagination. The Waterworks is a haunting tale of genius and madness in a metropolis that is itself a product of these qualities. Masterfully written and promising to be unforgettable, it is a triumphant addition to E.L. Doctorow's remarkable body of work
The book of Daniel : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Book )
99 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 3,018 libraries worldwide
Tragedy of the lives of a brother and sister whose parents were executed as spies
Lives of the poets : six stories and a novella by E. L Doctorow( Book )
29 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,168 libraries worldwide
An introspective narrative of the activities, attitudes, and concerns of a writer in his fiftieth year is accompanied by stories that address the same artistic and personal preoccupations
Sweet land stories by E. L Doctorow( Book )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,864 libraries worldwide
An assortment of short fiction ranges across America, from Alaska to the District of Columbia, as it explores the complexities of modern life in such stories as "Jolene: a Life," "A House on the Plains," "Baby Wilson," and "Walter John Harmon."
All the time in the world : new and selected stories by E. L Doctorow( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,815 libraries worldwide
A collection of short works includes the stories of a couple who become estranged after a mysterious man claims he grew up in their house, and a Russian bus boy who is entangled with an organized crime ring
Andrew's brain : a novel by E. L Doctorow( Book )
12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,445 libraries worldwide
A psychological tale recounts the experiences of Andrew, who confesses to an unknown recipient the memory- and truth-challenging events, loves, and tragedies that have led him to a mysterious act
Drinks before dinner : a play by E. L Doctorow( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,400 libraries worldwide
Edgar dreads what might occur at a dinner party of old friends, but the evening turns out to be much different from what he expected
Welcome to Hard Times by E. L Doctorow( Book )
51 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 1,385 libraries worldwide
A small town in Dakota Territory called "Hard Times" is the scene of a moral struggle between the mayor, a prostitute, and a deadly outlaw
The march [a novel] by E. L Doctorow( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
In 1864, after Union general William Tecumseh Sherman burned Atlanta, he marched his sixty thousand troops east through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces and lived off the land, pillaging the Southern plantations, taking cattle and crops for their own, demolishing cities, and accumulating a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the uprooted, the dispossessed, and the triumphant. The author of Ragtime, City of God, and The Book of Daniel has given us a magisterial work with an enormous cast of unforgettable characters - white and black, men, women, and children, unionists and rebels, generals and privates, freed slaves and slave owners. At the center is General Sherman himself; a beautiful freed slave girl named Pearl; a Union regimental surgeon, Colonel Sartorius; Emily Thompson, the dispossessed daughter of a Southern judge; and Arly and Will, two misfit soldiers. -Dust jacket
Creationists : selected essays, 1993-2006 by E. L Doctorow( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
In a new collection of essays, the author offers a series of reflections on the nature of imagination and creativity, looking at diverse forms of creative endeavor--from the literary and scientific to the comic and cosmic--as well as on his own creative process in his writings
Jack London, Hemingway, and the Constitution : selected essays, 1977-1992 by E. L Doctorow( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 987 libraries worldwide
The bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ragtime and Billy Bathgate has compiled his first collection of essays, a richly textured and detailed combination of literary criticism, political invective, and historical meditation
Homer & Langley a novel by E. L Doctorow( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 909 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
Ragtime by Miloš Forman( visu )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 879 libraries worldwide
From the E.L. Doctorow novel of 1906 America, a compelling story of human emotions and a reflection of the innocence, excitement and drama of an important time in America's history
 
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Alternative Names
Doctorou, Ėdgar L., 1931-
Doctorow, E. L.
Doctorow, E. L., 1931-...
Doctorow, E. L. (Edgar L.), 1931-
Doctorow, E.L. (Edgar Lawrence), 1931-
Doctorow, Ed 1931-
Doctorow, Edgar L.
Doctorow, Edgar L., 1931-....
Doctorow, Edgar Laurence.
Doctorow, Edgar Laurence, 1931-
Doctorow, Edgar Lawrenc
Doctorow, Edgar Lawrence.
Doctorow, Edgar Lawrence, 1931-
Doktorou, E. L.
Doktorou, Ėdgar L.. 1931-
Doktorov, Edgar Lorens
Доктороу, Э. Л., 1931-
דוקטורוב, א. ל.
דוקטורוב, א. ל., 1931־
ドクトロウ, E. L
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English (860)
German (27)
Italian (19)
French (16)
Spanish (16)
Catalan (3)
Dutch (3)
Hungarian (3)
Danish (2)
Croatian (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Indonesian (1)
Norwegian (1)
Czech (1)
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