Doctorow: Collected Stories

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Price
$30.00
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.5 X 1.1 X 9.5 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780399588358
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About the Author

E. L. Doctorow's works of fiction include Andrew's Brain, Homer & Langley, The March, Billy Bathgate, Ragtime, The Book of Daniel, City of God, Welcome to Hard Times, Loon Lake, World's Fair, The Waterworks, and All the Time in the World. Among his honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle awards, two PEN/Faulkner awards, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, honoring a writer's lifetime achievement in fiction, and in 2012 he was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame and won the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, which is given to an author whose "scale of achievement over a sustained career [places] him in the highest rank of American literature." In 2013 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. Doctorow died in 2015.

Reviews

Praise for Doctorow: Collected Stories

"Here, without the framework of historical context that defines his best-known novels, we discover a Doctorow equally adept at plumbing the contemporary American psyche and are reminded of literature's loss following his death in 2015."--O: The Oprah Magazine

"These tales--sketches, really, wide-ranging in time, place and circumstances--are penned by a modern master. . . . What makes Doctorow's historical novels brilliant is their engaging prose, smart writerly style, unconventional narratives and inventive and entertaining plots. Same for these dog-eared, pre-owned stories."--USA Today

"A master of short fiction . . . Doctorow was known for his interest in American history, and, taken together, these richly imagined stories might be read as a meditation on the nature of modern American life. . . . Required reading for anyone who cares about American literature."--Library Journal (starred review)

"[These stories] remind us of his singular talent. . . . They come together here and underscore a genius at work."--The National Book Review

Praise for E. L. Doctorow


"E. L. Doctorow is a national treasure, and I mean this in a very specific sense: He has rewarded us, these forty-five years, with a vision of ourselves, as a people, a vision possessed of what I might call 'aspirational verve'--he sees us clearly and tenderly, just as we are, but also sees past that--to what we might, at our best, become."--George Saunders

"Doctorow did not so much write fiction about history as he seemed to occupy history itself. He owned it. He made it his own."--Ta-Nehisi Coates

"On every level, [Doctorow's] work is powerful. . . . His sensitivity to language is perfectly balanced, and complemented by a gigantic vision."--Jennifer Egan

"[Doctorow wrote] with such stunning audacity that I can still remember my parents' awed dinner-table conversation, that summer, about a novel they were reading, called Ragtime, that went up to the overgrown wall enclosing the garden of fiction and opened the doorway to history."--Michael Chabon

"[His great topic is] the reach of American possibility, in which plain lives take on the cadences of history. . . . Doctorow's prose tends to create its own landscape, and to become a force that works in opposition to the power of social reality."--Don DeLillo

"A writer of dazzling gifts and boundless imaginative energy."--Joyce Carol Oates