Lives of the Poets by E. L. Doctorow audiobook

Lives of the Poets: A Novella and Six Stories

By E. L. Doctorow
Read by John Rubinstein with Jesse Bernstein

Random House Audio 9780394525303
4.89 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Innocence is lost to unforgettable experience in these brilliant stories by E. L. Doctorow, as full of mystery and meaning as any of the longer works by this American master. In “The Writer in the Family,” a young man learns the difference between lying and literature after he is induced into deceiving a relative through letters. In “Wili,” an early-twentieth-century idyll is destroyed by infidelity. In “The Foreign Legation,” a girl and an act of political anarchy collide with devastating results. These and other stories flow into the novella “Lives of the Poets,” in which the images and themes of the earlier stories become part of the narrator’s unsparing confessions about his own mind, offering a rare look at the creative process and its connection to the heart.

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Summary

Summary

Innocence is lost to unforgettable experience in these brilliant stories by E. L. Doctorow, as full of mystery and meaning as any of the longer works by this American master. In “The Writer in the Family,” a young man learns the difference between lying and literature after he is induced into deceiving a relative through letters. In “Wili,” an early-twentieth-century idyll is destroyed by infidelity. In “The Foreign Legation,” a girl and an act of political anarchy collide with devastating results. These and other stories flow into the novella “Lives of the Poets,” in which the images and themes of the earlier stories become part of the narrator’s unsparing confessions about his own mind, offering a rare look at the creative process and its connection to the heart.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Invaluable . . . Doctorow’s subtlest work of fiction. New York Times Book Review
Doctorow is an impeccable stylist, a man who writes with exceptional clarity and precision. Publishers Weekly
Better than any fiction I know, Lives of the Poets illuminates the sources from which fiction springs. Newsweek
Extraordinary beauty and power . . . a book to fall in love with. Chicago Tribune Book World

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Author Bio: E. L. Doctorow

Author Bio: E. L. Doctorow

E. L. Doctorow (1931–2015) was known internationally for his works of historical fiction, including Ragtime, World’s Fair, and Billy Bathgate. He was honored with the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle awards, two PEN/Faulkner awards, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 4.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English