Doctorow, Edgar Lawrence

(b. 1931)
   American writer. Doctorow was born in New York and educated at Kenyon College. He began his career as an editor, but later he taught at the University of California, Sarah Lawrence College, Yale and New York University.
   Besides plays and short stories, Doctorow is the author of Welcome to Hard Times (1960), Big as Life (1966), The Book of Daniel (1971), Rag Time (1975), Loon Lake (1980), World’s Fair (1985) and Billy Bathgate (1989). Doctorow draws on his own background and he makes use of historical characters such as Thomas Dewey, Sigmund FREUD, Emma GOLDMAN and HOUDINI in his fiction. He frequently refers to the American-Jewish immigrant experience and explores many of its inherent tensions. His work is unusual in that his books enjoy enormous commercial success (several have been made into films) as well as considerable literary acclaim. Among his many prizes, he has won the National Book Circles Critics’ Award, the American Book Award, the Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the PEN/Faulkner Prize.

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  • DOCTOROW, EDGAR LAWRENCE — (1931– ), U.S. novelist and editor. Born in the Bronx, New York, Doctorow began his career as a reader of fiction for TV and film studios. This led him into editorial work, first at New American Library (1959–1964) and then as editor in chief for …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Doctorow, Edgar Lawrence — (b. 1931)    American writer. Born in New York, he began his career as an editor, but later taught at the University of California, Sarah Lawrence College, Yale and New York University. His works include Welcome to Hard Times, Big as Life, The… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Edgar Lawrence Doctorow — (* 6. Januar 1931 in New York City) ist ein US amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Publizist, der zu den wichtigsten zeitgenössischen Autoren der USA gezählt wird. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Biografie 2 Werke (Auswahl) 3 Verfilmungen 4 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Edgar L. Doctorow — Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (* 6. Januar 1931 in New York City) ist ein US amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Publizist, der zu den wichtigsten zeitgenössischen Autoren der USA gezählt wird. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Biografie 2 Werke (Auswahl) 3… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Doctorow, E.L. — ▪ American author in full  Edgar Laurence Doctorow   born Jan. 6, 1931, New York, N.Y., U.S.    American novelist known for his skillful manipulation of traditional genres.       Doctorow graduated from Kenyon College (B.A., 1952) and later… …   Universalium

  • E. L. Doctorow — Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (* 6. Januar 1931 in New York City) ist ein US amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Publizist, der zu den wichtigsten zeitgenössischen Autoren der USA gezählt wird. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • E. L. Doctorow — Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (born January 6, 1931, New York, New York) is an American author whose critically acclaimed and award winning fiction ranges through his country’s social history from the Civil War to the present. Biography Edgar Lawrence… …   Wikipedia

  • E. L. Doctorow — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (nac. 6 de enero de 1931 en Nueva York) es autor de varias novelas aclamadas por la crítica especializada, en las cuales mezcla historia y crítica social. Aunque ha escrito varios libros a lo… …   Wikipedia Español

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