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Edgar Lawrence Doctorow

( American novelist)

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Doctorow, Edgar Lawrence (Doctorow, Edgar Laurence) (p. 1931), American novelist, whose works demonstrate the possibility of artistic interpretation of historical material. Doctorow plays with historically significant events of political and cultural life, the images of famous people, as well as the original myths of the continent, giving a new view of the past. In "Ragtime" (Ragtime, . 1975, . National Book Award, . 1976), . most successful and popular of his novel, . writer draws in the narrative such figures, . Harry Houdini, . Emma Goldman, . Theodore Dreiser, . Henry Ford, . JP Morgan, . zhivopisuya turn of century America, . carelessly rushing toward World War,
. The novel was filmed in 1981 and in 1998 became Broadway musicals.
Critical charge is always present in Doctorow's novels, in the 1980's, he increasingly criticizes American society and government.

Doctorow was born on January 6, 1931 in the Bronx (New York). Adolescence is a writer, which came on during the Great Depression, reflected in the novel World Exposition (World's Fair, 1985, the American Book Award, 1986). Prior to serving in the army (1953-1955) Doctorow managed to graduate from Kenyon College in Ohio and attended graduate school at Columbia University

. First novel - "Welcome to the bad times" (Welcome to Hard Times, . 1960, . screen version of 1967) and "Big, . as life "(Big As Life, . 1966) - were written in the period of the first literary adviser to the studio 'Columbia Pictures', . and then as editor of Publishers 'Dayal Press',
. In 1971, Doctorow has published the novel "The Book of Daniel" (The Book of Daniel), in which case can be heard echoes of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg (1951), executed for treason. Almost ten years after the novel was the film "Daniel". Among his other works - the novel, "Loon Lake" (Loon Lake, . 1980), . where Doctorow returns to years of depression, "Living Poetry" (Lives of the Poets, . 1984), . Collection, . involving six stories and the title novella, "Billy Bathgate" (Billy Bathgate, . 1989), . history of a boy from a poor family in the Bronx, . became a disciple of the famous gangster 1930 (filmed with Dustin Hoffman and Nicole Kidman), "Hydraulic Structures" (The Waterworks, . 1994), , . held in New York in 1871, a book of essays "Jack London, . Hemingway and the Constitution "(Jack London, . Hemingway and the Constitution, . 1993),
. Play "Cocktails before dinner" (Drinks Before Dinner, 1978) was staged in New York Shakespeare Theater. The writer was awarded a medal by William Dean Hauellsa handed out annually by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


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