El libro de Daniel

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Miscelánea, 2009 - 383 páginas
Doctorow nos cuenta la historia de Paul y Rochelle Isaacson a través de la voz de Daniel y su hermana, Susan, estudiantes ambos y muy viculados a las luchas políticas de los 60. Con un estilo brutal y nada sentimental, Doctorow da un repaso a la hipocresía, a la falsedad de los políticos y a la impunidad con que frecuentemente se hacen acusaciones, pero también al victimismo y a la necesidad de venganza de su personaje, Daniel. «La novela versa sobre un tema muy comprometido: ¿qué sucedería si los niños que han visto cómo el FBI se llevaba a sus padres fueran de hogares de acogida a refugios, los visitaran en el corredor de la muerte, crecieran en un período histórico delirante...

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E. L. (Edgar Lawrence) Doctorow was born on January 6, 1931, in the Bronx, New York. He received an A.B. in philosophy in 1952 from Kenyon College and did graduate work at Columbia University. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1953-1955. He began his career as a script reader for CBS Television and Columbia Pictures and as a senior editor for the New American Library. 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. It was at this time that he decided to write full time. He wrote novels, short stories, essays, and a play. His debut novel, Welcome to Hard Times, was published in 1960 and was adapted into a film in 1967. His other works include, Loon Lake, The Waterworks, The March, Homer and Langley, and Andrew's Brain. He won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1986 for World's Fair and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1976 for Ragtime, which was adapted into a film in 1981 and a Broadway musical in 1998. Billy Bathgate received the PEN/Faulkner Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal in 1990. The Book of Daniel and Billy Bathgate were also adapted into films. He received the 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters for his outstanding achievement in fiction writing. He died of complications from lung cancer on July 21, 2015 at the age of 84. Nueva York, 1931.E.L. Doctorow (Nueva York, 1931) es una de las voces fundamentales de la literatura norteamericana contemporánea. Su obra traducida a 30 lenguas ha sido merecedora de los premios más importantes de su país, como el Pen/Faulkner y es, año tras año, candidato al Nobel. Autor de novelas tan importantes como Ragtime y Billy Bathgate, Doctorow es, asimismo, autor de relatos, ensayos y teatro.

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