EL Doctorow

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Top 10 conspiracy theories in fiction
Stories that appear to buy into hidden plots, from Franz Kafka to Thomas Pynchon, have an insistent appeal for readers looking to find out ‘what really happened’

James Miller

17, Jan, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Books to give you hope: World's Fair by EL Doctorow
Depicting 1939’s New York expo of a utopian future alongside its hero’s faltering first steps towards independence, this is a heartening story of renewal

Xan Brooks

23, Aug, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them – plus our favourite literary links

Guardian readers and Marta Bausells

14, Mar, 2016 @4:20 PM

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Top 10 books about the cold war
The long, nuclear-armed standoff that followed the second world war was a terrifying parody of peace – which inspired some brilliant literature

Francesca Kay

20, Jan, 2016 @1:30 PM

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Do EL Doctorow's novels tinker too much with the truth?
The Book of Daniel has drawn criticism for playing fast and loose with history. But should fiction remain rule-free, or does its power entail a responsibility to be accurate?

Sam Jordison

22, Sep, 2015 @1:24 PM

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The Book of Daniel: a triumph of execution
Inspired by the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, EL Doctorow’s 1971 novel would prove uncannily perceptive

Sam Jordison

15, Sep, 2015 @5:06 PM

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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them – plus our favourite literary links

Guardian readers and Marta Bausells

14, Sep, 2015 @2:11 PM

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The Waterworks by EL Doctorow - a macabre masterpiece
It received mediocre reviews and is now out of print, but this 19th century yarn rivals Poe and Wilkie Collins in its flirtation with the supernatural and its creepy, troubled narrator

Sam Jordison

08, Sep, 2015 @12:46 PM

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September's Reading group: The Book of Daniel by EL Doctorow
The most popular choice for this month is – shockingly – tough to find, but we can still focus on a great book

Sam Jordison

02, Sep, 2015 @11:51 AM

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The day I met EL Doctorow: from Persian translations to his view of a writer's duty
After celebrated novelist’s death last week, Saeed Kamali Dehghan remembers an interview with him on everything from books to Iran’s copyright infringement

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

29, Jul, 2015 @1:20 PM

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My hero: EL Doctorow by Michael Schmidt
If there was a Great American Novel it would be Doctorow’s Ragtime, that melting pot of historical presences and common people

Michael Schmidt

25, Jul, 2015 @10:00 AM

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EL Doctorow's best advice from one writer to another: 'Perseverance is all'
Playwright Donald Margulies fell in love with Ragtime as a young aspiring writer and even managed to do an interview with EL Doctorow for his school newspaper – and years later he is still inspired by the author

Donald Margulies

24, Jul, 2015 @6:34 PM

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