Conversations with E.L. Doctorow

Conversations with E.L. Doctorow

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qWithin this collection Doctorow explores the themes of his work not only in the contexts of national and literary history but also in terms of disturbing trends in contemporary American culture. Talking about style, he discusses his experiments with shifting points of view and unreliable narrators as a part of the modernist heritage to which readers have become accustomed. But he stresses that these techniques are always subordinate to the telling of a good story and the creation of memorable characters.q--Jacket.The most interesting technical discovery I made in the writing is that the adult narrator, who is re-creating his childhood, is taken over by this recreation. ... It may violate a major principle of craft, namely that the voice be consistent from the beginning to the end of the book. ... After I finished The Book of Daniel, I was profoundly, emotionally exhausted. ... As it happened, that was the wall in my study in New Rochelle, N.Y. That house was built in 1906, So I started to think about that houseanbsp;...

Title:Conversations with E.L. Doctorow
Author:E. L. Doctorow, Christopher D. Morris
Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi - 1999


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