EL Doctorow
E.L. Doctorow (1931-2015) was an American author, best known for the novel Ragtime. After growing up in New York, Doctorow attended Kenyon College in Ohio where he majored in philosophy and took part in theatre. He graduated with honours and then went to Columbia University where he finished a year of graduate work in English drama. At that point, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, with whom he served as a corporal in the signal corps in Germany during post-war Allied occupation. Doctorow went home to New York and read for a motion picture company. After reading so many westerns, he got the idea for his first novel (Welcome to Hard Times), which began as a parody, but ended up as a serious entry into the genre. Doctorow passed away in July 2015 of lung cancer, while living in New York City.

E.L. Doctorow became a published author in 1960 with the aforementioned novel Welcome to Hard Times. Below is a list of E.L. Doctorow’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Welcome to Hard Times (1960)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Big As Life (1966)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Book of Daniel (1971)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Ragtime (1975)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Drinks Before Dinner (1979)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Loon Lake (1980)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
American Anthem (1982)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
World's Fair (1985)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Billy Bathgate (1989)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Waterworks (1994)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
City of God (2000)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The March (2005)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Homer & Langley (2009)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Andrew's Brain (2014)Amazon.com | Amazon.de

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Lives of the Poets (1984)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Three Screenplays: Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake (2003)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Sweet Land Stories (2004)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Poems for Life: A Special Collection of Poetry (2011)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
All the Time in the World (2011)Amazon.com | Amazon.de

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Essays and Conversations (1983)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Jack London, Hemingway, and the Constitution: Selected Essays, 1977-1992 (1993)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Poets and Presidents: Selected Essays, 1977-92 (1994)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Lamentation: 9/11 (2002)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Reporting the Universe (2003)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Creationists: Selected Essays, 1993-2006 (2006)Amazon.com | Amazon.de

Publication Order of Best American Short Stories Books

The Best Short Stories of 1915 (1916)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1916 (1916)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1917 (1917)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1918 (1918)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1919 (1919)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1921 (1921)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1922 (1922)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1923 (1923)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories 1924 (1924)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1925 (1925)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories 1926 (1926)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories 1927 (1927)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1928 (1928)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1929 (1929)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories 1930 (1930)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories 1931 (1931)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1932 (1932)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories 1933 (1933)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories 1934 (1934)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories 1935 (1935)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories 1936 (1936)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories 1937 (1937)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1938 (1938)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
50 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 (1939)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories 1939 (1939)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1940 (1940)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories 1941 (1941)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1945 (1945)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1946 (1946)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1950 (1950)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1967)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories of 1969 (1969)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (1971)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 (1975)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (1990)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (2007)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories1921 (2007)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020)Amazon.com | Amazon.de
Anthology series.

Notes: Welcome to Hard Times was also published as Bad Man from Bodie. Poems for Life also contains poems by Allen Ginsberg, David Mamet, Tom Wolfe, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen Sondheim, Kurt Vonnegut, Elie Wisel and others.

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E.L. Doctorow Synopsis: Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow begins in 1906 at the home of an affluent American family in New Rochelle, New York. One regular Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini crashes his car into a telephone pole outside their house. And then, the line between reality and fantasy vanishes. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J.P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata slip in and out of the story, crossing paths with Doctorow’s imagined family and other fictional characters, including an immigrant peddler and a ragtime musician from Harlem whose insistence on a point of justice drives him to revolutionary violence.

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