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The March - MR E L Doctorow

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Published: 12th September 2006
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
WINNER OF THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In 1864, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman marched his sixty thousand troops through Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off Confederate forces, demolished cities, and accumulated a borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that remained was the dangerous transient life of the dispossessed and the triumphant. In E. L. Doctorow's hands the great march becomes a floating world, a nomadic consciousness, and an unforgettable reading experience with awesome relevance to our own times.

"E. L. Doctorow [is] always astonishing. . . . In The March, he dreams himself backward from The Book of Daniel to Ragtime to The Waterworks to the Civil War, into the creation myth of the Republic itself, as if to assume the prophetic role of such nineteenth-century writers as Emerson, Melville, Whitman, and Poe."--Harper's "An Iliad-like portrait of war as a primeval human affliction . . . [welds] the personal and the mythic into a thrilling and poignant story."--New York Times "Splendid . . . carries us through a multitude of moments of wonder and pity, terror and comedy . . . with an elegiac compassion and prose of a glittering, swift-moving economy." --The New Yorker "Spellbinding . . . a ferocious re-imagining of the past that returns it to us as something powerful and strange."--Time E. L. Doctorow [is] always astonishing. . . . In The March, he dreams himself backward from The Book of Daniel to Ragtime to The Waterworks to the Civil War, into the creation myth of the Republic itself, as if to assume the prophetic role of such nineteenth-century writers as Emerson, Melville, Whitman, and Poe. "Harper s" An Iliad-like portrait of war as a primeval human affliction . . . [welds] the personal and the mythic into a thrilling and poignant story. "New York Times" Splendid . . . carries us through a multitude of moments of wonder and pity, terror and comedy . . . with an elegiac compassion and prose of a glittering, swift-moving economy. "The New Yorker" Spellbinding . . . a ferocious re-imagining of the past that returns it to us as something powerful and strange. "Time"" Praise for E. L. Doctorow " E.L. Doctorow is a national treasure." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch " Beautifully written, meticulously plotted, scrupulously imagined." - The New York Times Book Review, about Sweet Land Stories " In the assured hands of Doctorow, City of God blooms with a humor and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days." - Los Angeles Times, about "City of God" " A ferocious feat of the imagination . . . Every scene is perfectly realized and feeds into the whole- the themes and symbols echoing and reverberating." - Newsweek, about "The Book of Daniel" " One devours it in a single sitting." - The New York Times, about "Ragtime" " Marvelous . . . You get lost in World's Fair as if it were an exotic adventure. You devour it with the avidity usually provoked by a suspense thriller." - The New York Times, about World's Fair "From the Hardcover edition." Praise for E. L. Doctorow "E.L. Doctorow is a national treasure."-St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Beautifully written, meticulously plotted, scrupulously imagined."-The New York Times Book Review, about Sweet Land Stories "In the assured hands of Doctorow, City of God blooms with a humor and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days."-Los Angeles Times, about "City of God" "A ferocious feat of the imagination . . . Every scene is perfectly realized and feeds into the whole-the themes and symbols echoing and reverberating."-Newsweek, about "The Book of Daniel" "One devours it in a single sitting."-The New York Times, about "Ragtime" "Marvelous . . . You get lost in World's Fair as if it were an exotic adventure. You devour it with the avidity usually provoked by a suspense thriller."-The New York Times, about World's Fair "From the Hardcover edition."

ISBN: 9780812976151
ISBN-10: 0812976150
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 363
Published: 12th September 2006
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.3