|:||Doctorow, E. L.|
|Publisher:||Penguin Group USA|
|Publish Date:||Jul 2009|
|Number of Pages:||102|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.35|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5|
Edgar Lawrence (E.L.). Doctorow was born January 6, 1931, in New York, N.Y. Doctorow's best known works include The Book of Daniel (1971); Ragtime (1975); Loon Lake (1980); World's Fair (1985); Billy Bathgate (1989); and The Waterworks (1994). Media adaptations include Welcome to Hard Times, filmed in 1967 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Ragtime, filmed in 1981 by Dino De Laurentiis; The Book of Daniel, a 1983 Paramount film; and Billy Bathgate, the 1991 film starring Dustin Hoffman.
Doctorow's writings have won him numerous accolades. Among them, National Book Award nominations were given to The Book of Daniel in 1972 and Billy Bathgate in 1990, and the award went to World's Fair in 1986. The National Book Critics Circle Award was given to Ragtime in 1976 and Billy Bathgate in 1990. Billy Bathgate also received the PEN/Faulkner Award and the William Dean Howells Medal in 1990. Doctorow began his career as a script reader at Columbia Pictures and as a senior editor for the New American Library, 1959-64. He was editor-in-chief for Dial Press from 1964 to 1969, where he also served as vice president and publisher in his last year on staff.
He was a writer-in-residence, 1969-70, at the University of California, Irvine, and was a member of the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College from 1971 to 1978. He became Professor of English and American Letters at New York University in 1982. Doctorow married the writer Helen Esther Setzer on August 20, 1954. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1953 to 1955. Doctorow received an A.B. in philosophy (with honors) in 1952 from Kenyon College and did graduate work at Columbia University 1952-53. He has also received numerous honorary degrees.
--H. L. Mencken
One of the greatest American storytellers, Jack London enjoyed phenomenal popularity in his own time and remains widely read throughout the world. His work is characterized by thrilling action, an intuitive feeling for animal life, and a sense of justice that often manifests itself through violence. The Call of the Wild, perhaps the best novel ever written about animals, traces a dog? s sudden entry into the wild and his education in survival among the wolves.
Library of America Paperback Classics feature authoritative texts drawn from the acclaimed Library of America series and introduced by today? s most distinguished scholars and writers. Each book features a detailed chronology of the author? s life and career, and essay on the choice of the text, and notes.
The contents of this Paperback Classic are drawn from Jack London: Novels and Stories, volume number 6 in The Library of America series. It is joined in the series by a companion volume, number 7, Jack London: Novels and Social Writings.
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