E.L. Doctorow

Fra Wikipedia, den frie encyklopædi
Gå til: navigation, søg
E.L. Doctorow

Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (født den 6. januar 1931) er en amerikansk forfatter.

Biografi[redigér | redigér wikikode]

Edgar Lawrence ("E.L.") Doctorow blev født i Bronx, New York City, søn af anden-generations amerikanere af russisk jødisk herkomst. Moderen var pianist, faderen var musikforhandler. Efter studier i filosofi og litteratur debuterede han i 1960 som romanforfatter med Welcome to Hard Times. Han har sine romaner dyrket grænseområdet mellem dokumentarisme og fiktion og fik sit gennembrud i 1971 med The Book of Daniel (da. 1977) om retssagen mod de spionagesigtede Julius og Ethel Rosenberg og dens efterspil. I hans vel nok bedst kendte, Ragtime (1975, da. 1976; filmatiseret af Milos Forman i 1981), færdes historiske personer som Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, Emma Goldman og Sigmund Freud i en historie, der konfronterer sort og hvid, rig og fattig i USA i begyndelsen af 1900-tallet. Doctorow har fået flere store priser og regnes i dag for en af de førende amerikanske forfattere. Hans seneste udgivelse er Homer and Langley (2009), som var indstillet til Man Booker Prisen i 2009.


Bibliografi[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • 1960 Welcome to Hard Times
  • 1966 Big As Life
  • 1968 The Songs of Billy Bathgate
  • 1971 The Book of Daniel (da. Daniels bog, 1977)
  • 1975 Ragtime (da. Ragtime, 1976)
  • 1979 Drinks Before Dinner
  • 1980 Loon Lake (da. Lomsøen, 1981)
  • 1982 American Anthem
  • 1984 Lives of the Poets: Six Stories and a Novella (da. Digternes liv. Seks historier og en novelle, 1986)
  • 1985 World's Fair (da. Verdensudstillingen, 1987)
  • 1989 Billy Bathgate (da. Billy Bathgate, 1990)
  • 1994 The Waterworks (da. Vandværket, 1995)
  • 2000 City of God
  • 2003 Reporting the Universe
  • 2004 Sweet Land Stories
  • 2005 The March
  • 2006 Creationists: Selected Essays 1993-2006
  • 2008 Wakefield (novelle), New Yorker 14 Jan 2008
  • 2009 Homer and Langley (da. Homer og Langley, 2011)

Priser og nomineringer[redigér | redigér wikikode]

Priser

  • 1975 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiktion for Ragtime
  • 1975 Arts and Letters Award for Ragtime
  • 1986 National Book Award for World's Fair
  • 1990 PEN/Faulkner Award for Billy Bathgate
  • 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiktion for The March
  • 2006 PEN/Faulkner Award for The March

Nomineringer

  • 1971 Nomineret til National Book Award for The Book of Daniel
  • 1980 Nomineret til National Book Award for Loon Lake
  • 1990 Finalist til Pulitzerprisen for Billy Bathgate
  • 2006 Finalist til Pulitzerprisen for The March
  • 2005 Nomineret til National Book Award for The March
  • 2009 Finalist til Man Booker prisen for Homer and Langley

Filmatiseringer[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • 1967 Manden som red ind i Dakota (Welcome to Hard Times/Killer on a Horse), instrueret af Burt Kennedy og med bl.a. Henry Fonda og Janice Rule i rollerne
  • 1981 Ragtime, instrueret af Milos Forman og med bl.a. James Cagney og Howard E. Rollins i rollerne
  • 1983 Daniel, instrueret af Sidney Lumet og med bl.a. Timothy Hutton og Amanda Plummer i rollerne
  • 1991 Billy Bathgate, instrueret af Robert Benton og med bl.a. Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman og Loren Dean i rollerne

Litteratur[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • Arana-Ward, Marie. "E. L. Doctorow," The Washington Post, April 17, 1994, p. X6.
  • Baba, Minako. "The Young Gangster as Mythic American Hero: E.L.Doctorow’s Billy Bathgate," in Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States.
  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.). E.L. Doctorow Chelsea House, 2001.
  • E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations, Chelsea House, 2001.
  • Fowler, Douglas. Understanding E.L. Doctorow University of South Carolina, 1992.
  • Girgus, Sam B. The New Covenant: Jewish Writers and the American Idea University of North Carolina Press, 1984.
  • Harter, Carol C. and James R. Thompson. E.L.Doctorow Gale Group, 1996.
  • Henry, Matthew A. "Problematized Narratives: History as Friction in E.L. Doctorow’s Billy Bathgate," Critique Magazine.
  • Jameson, Frederick. Post Modernism: On the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism Duke University Press, 1991.
  • Leonard, John. "The Prophet," New York Review of Books, June 10, 2004.
  • Levine, Paul. E.L. Doctorow New York: Methuen, 1985.
  • Matterson, Stephen. "Why Not Say What Happened: E.L.Doctorow’s Lives of the Poets," Critique.
  • McGowan, Todd. "In This Way He Lost Everything: The Price of Satisfaction in E.L.Doctorow’s World’s Fair," Critique, vol. 42, 2001.
  • Miller, Ann V. "Through a Glass Clearly: Vision as Structure in E.L. Doctorow’s Willi" in Studies in Short Fiction.
  • Morgenstern, Naomi. "The Primal Scene in the Public Domain: E.L.Doctorow’s The Book of Daniel," in Studies in the Novel, vol. 35, 2003.
  • Morris, Christopher D. Conversations with E.L. Doctorow University of Mississippi Press, 1999.
  • Morris, Christopher D. Models of Misrepresentation: On the Fiction of E.L. Doctorow University of Mississippi Press, 1991.
  • Porsche, Michael. Der Meta-Western: Studien zu E.L. Doctorow, Thomas Berger und Larry McMurtry (Arbeiten zur Amerikanistik)" Verlag Die Blaue Eule, 1991.
  • Pospisil, Tomas. The Progressive Era in American Historical Fiction: John Dos Passos’ The 42nd Parallel and E.L.Doctorow’s Ragtime Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 1998.
  • Shaw, Patrick W. The Modern American Novel of Violence Whiston Press, 2000.
  • Siegel, Ben. Critical Essays on E.L. Doctorow G.K. Hall & Company, 2000.
  • Tokarczyk, Michelle M. E.L. Doctorow: An Annotated Bibliography Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, 1988.
  • Tokarczyk, Michelle M. E.L. Doctorow’s Skeptical Commitment Peter Lang, 2000.
  • Trenner, Richard. E.L. Doctorow:Essays and Conversations Ontario Review Press, 1983.
  • Williams, John. Fiction as False Document: The Reception of E.L. Doctorow In the Post Modern Age Camden House, 1996.

Eksterne henvisninger[redigér | redigér wikikode]

Wikiquote har citater relateret til: