Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
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An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War.
"[A] beautifully realized complex of social epiphanies, all watched over by the spirit of Scott Joplin." - Kirkus Reviews.
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E.L. Doctorow Author Biography
Named for Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Lawrence Doctorow occupies a central position in the history of American literature. On a shortlist that might also include Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, John Updike, Saul Bellow, and Don DeLillo, E. L. Doctorow is generally considered to be among the most talented, ambitious, and admired novelists of the second half of the twentieth century. Long celebrated for his vivid evocations of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American life (particularly New York life), Doctorow has received the National Book Award, two National Book Critics Circle Awards, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, the William Dean Howell Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities...
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