(World's Fair) PDF NEW Ì E.L. Doctorow


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DOWNLOAD World's Fair 100 E.L. Doctorow ´ 0 DOWNLOAD Ta rekvisiittaa sanomalehdet kertovat sodanuhasta Euroopassa kaupungin taivaalle ilmestyy valtava ilmalaiva Hindenburg matkalalan kohti tuhoa Ja sitten avataan New Yorkin maailmannäyttely ihmeellinen tulevaisuudenmaa jonne jokainen lapsi toivoo pääsevänsäTämä lapsuudenmuistelma on kiinteä osa Doctorowin tuotantoa jossa hän on tarkastellut nykypäivän asenteiden syntyä sitä miten menneisyys on vaikuttanut niihin Tällä kertaa hän on käyttänyt havaintovälineenään itseää. I wanted to like this than I did It is filled filled filled with accurate details of life in the Bronx during the 30s ending in 1940 with the New York World s Fair Everything is described and all is well described the news the clothes the food new inventions the street life games parks Jewish traditions This is a secular Jewish family Seeing the Hindenburg airship was excitingly told to site just one fun episode What you get is a million and one descriptions The book ends with the burying of a time capsule but actually that is the best way of describing the whole book The book is a time capsule of a time and placeI had one serious problem with the book The central character is a young boy he is still only nine when the book ends He has an older brother there is about six seven years between the two And his parents Pretty typical they have their shortcomings but who doesn t An ordinary family not wealthy struggling to get through the years of the Depression The problem is that this kid his name is Edgar uses words way beyond his years and it is predominantly him telling the whole story Is the young boy telling the story or is it him when he is an older man I could never decide Look a nine year old and certainly not this nine year old would use such words as articulate or insouciance to give but two examples A paragraph later the words and thoughts were those of a child JarringThe relationships were actually well depicted You knew these family members well by the book s end Edgar is treated as a kid always He is told nothing His older brother is forced into being adult than his years HE analyzes the family relationships very well but he is not the main character Edgar cannot understand and so all he can do is to observe Rather than getting under the skin of the characters you observe from a distance just as you observe the factual tidbits of the era You do not feel empathy for any character Character portrayal is not the point of the book It is instead all the details that are the point a flurry of many many bits so information Interesting per se but you are not drawn in The whole book ends up being kind of flat A time capsule The narration by John Rubinstein wasn t great I think he made Edgar sound young it was so weird to hear this young innocent and sometimes childishly excited voice use such complicated reasoning and adult words The author s inability to define the age of the person telling the story became even evident with the narrator s childish tone He uses a Jewish Bronx accent which is good There are a few chapters told by the mother and one or two by the older brother No change in tone is used If a narrator dramatizes or personifies the narration then all characters must be done accurately You cannot then use the same intonation for all characters I have read that the book most probably has autobiographical content Note that the E in the author s name is Edgar The author was born in the Bronx in 1931

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DOWNLOAD World's Fair 100 E.L. Doctorow ´ 0 DOWNLOAD Maailmannäyttely on kuvaus eräästä New York Cityssä 1930 luvulla eletystä lapsuudesta Kaikesta päätellen kirjailija kertoo siinä omia muistojaan päähenkilölläkin on sama nimi kuin hänellä Edgar Perheellä on tärkeä osa tässä lapsuuden maailmassa; siihen kuuluu hurmaava mutta epävakainen isä jonka liiketoimet menevät jatkuvasta alamäkeä äiti joka joutuu kantamaan raskaat taloushuolet kaikkitaitava yritteliäs isoveli Donald äidinäiti jonka kuoleman todistajaksi E. Hope Is Where You Find ItDoctorow s World s Fair is for me an important document touching on family history My mother was 11 years old when she visited Flushing Meadows in 1939 and it influenced her life as significantly as it did Doctorow s Both he and his avatar Edgar were two years younger than my mother New York City was and of course largely still is a city of immigrants and the children of immigrants In other words it is a place of constant dislocation and dissolution It doesn t so much melt into a pot as anneal on a blacksmith s iron But the depression of the 1930 s added a component of desperation to the lives of many that is the stage set in which his protagonist functions For Edgar the Worlds Fair is not just a glimpse of other worlds but rather as for my mother the symbol of a hope for a new world It was almost an excuse to feel good Edgar s father with his failing business sees it expressly as that in almost the same words I am sure my mother uoted to me from my grandfather The experiences that affected Edgar most deeply weren t the visions of new technologies or urban designs but the trivial encounters like the archly vulgar sideshow Oscar the Amorous Octopus For my mother it was the bank of valves that released small amounts of unusual fragrances The one that stuck in her mind was labelled she found only after testing it Human Gas

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DOWNLOAD World's Fair 100 E.L. Doctorow ´ 0 DOWNLOAD Dgar joutuu isän vanhemmat ja sisaret jotka aiheuttavat perheelle sosiaalisia paineita Lapsuudenympäristö on alemman keskiluokan asuinalue Bronx ja sen kadut ja puistot talonmiehet ja katukaupustelijat pihaleikit ja pelottavat katupojat Doctorow kuvaa tuoreesti elävästi ja todesti kuin kertojana olisikin lapsi jolle kaikki maailmassa on uutta ja suurenmoistaMutta Maailmannäyttely ei rajoitu yksityisiin muistoihin vaan sisältää Doctorowille ominaiseen tapaan runsaasti historiallis. While I see considerable value in the book I was not blown away by it Edgar Altschuler a stand in for Doctorow Edgar Lawrence Doctorow tells of his early family life and comes of age in the era just prior to World War II Change is in the air symbolized by the fair and occasional dark news from Europe The family suffers from hard times as his father is not able to sustain a decent income partly from the nature of the times but also the result of a toxic gambling habit and maybe other vices as well Edgar is brought up east of the Grand Concourse on Eastburn Avenue subseuently chopped in half by the Cross Bronx Expressway near Claremont Park about a mile and twenty years away from my childhood haunts I recognized many of the landmarks mentioned here and many of the physical details of apartment living of that time In fact maybe it was too familiar We see Edgar grow but not too far only far enough to see some things he should not see and feel some new natural things In fact by the end of the book he has just entered fifth grade and begun school with his first pair of long pants which cannot be literal given New York winters The characters are well portrayed believable and we care about Edgar His mother Rose is given a voice as well narrating a few chapters showing her history History begins and ends the book starting with Rose telling us of her birth and ending with Edgar dropping a time capsule into the ground I guess that is what this book really is a time capsule of a certain time and place in a particular class of people Edgar s father reminds us when at the fair that history tends to ignore the experience of the working people It is also very clear that even within the family there are clear class differences Edgar s feelings seem uite real seeing his parents as god like when very young then slowly coming to see their flaws Feeling the growing distance from his older brother Donald as Donald reaches adulthood while Edgar is still a child Enjoying the company of his friend Meg and her unusual mother Norma who as a sexy woman had to have been named for Norma Jean who so casually stirred nascent attractions then learning that perhaps there was potential to the friendship than being just friends We see how Edgar deals with fear cowering and weak when attacked by muggers willing to deny his Jewishness then later overcoming his fear in a small way when on the parachute ride with Meg We see him go from being completely public to having a private life We see him take a private chance when he enters a writing contest He had grown And as an omniscient viewer of history we know just how much change is just around the corner for Edgar He seems a decent enough kid an everyman and we can root for himEXTRA STUFFMy reviews of other books by Doctorow The March Homer Langley


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    (World's Fair) PDF NEW Ì E.L. Doctorow E.L. Doctorow ´ 0 DOWNLOAD Hope Is Where You Find ItDoctorow's World's Fair is for me an important document touching on family history My mother was 11 years old when she visited Flushing Meadows in 1939 and it influenced her life as significantly as it did Doctorow's Both he and his avatar 'Edgar' were two years younger than my mother New York City was and of course largely still is a city of immigrants and the children of immigrants I

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    (World's Fair) PDF NEW Ì E.L. Doctorow I believe World’s Fair is a literary reproduction by E L Doctorow of his own childhood – the novel is so compassionate and it is full of authentic feelings I imagined houses as superior beings who talked silently to each otherChild’s imagination child’s fantasies and memories of our childhood are all dear to us And I suppo

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    (World's Fair) PDF NEW Ì E.L. Doctorow REVIEW × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ E.L. Doctorow I’m not sure what you’d call this memoir? novel? cultural history book? but whatever it is it works Young Edgar bright and observant describes Jewish family life as he knew it growing up in the Bronx in the 1930’s E

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    (World's Fair) PDF NEW Ì E.L. Doctorow Adult Edgar Altschuler is looking back on his 1930s childhood with the wonder and fears of a young boy The story is full of the sights and sounds during the Great Depression in New York City In the background in their Jewish household radio reports tell about Hitler's advances This is not a book with a lot of action but it's a good character study of a boy growing up in that era Although it is fiction EL Doctorow incorporates events from hi

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    (World's Fair) PDF NEW Ì E.L. Doctorow E.L. Doctorow ´ 0 DOWNLOAD The World’s Fair was written by EL Doctorow and won the National Book Award in 1986 It is largely an autobiograp

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    E.L. Doctorow ´ 0 DOWNLOAD REVIEW × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ E.L. Doctorow REVIEW World's Fair While I see considerable value in the book I was not blown away by it Edgar Altschuler a stand in for Doctorow Edgar Lawrence Doctorow

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    (World's Fair) PDF NEW Ì E.L. Doctorow I wanted to like this than I did It is filled filled filled with accurate details of life in the Bronx during the 30s ending in 1940 with the New York World's Fair Everything is described and all is well described the news the clothes the food new inventions the street life games parks Jewish traditions This is a secular Jewish family Seeing the Hindenburg airship was excitingly told to site just one fun episo

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    (World's Fair) PDF NEW Ì E.L. Doctorow An Overlooked American ClassicThe late EL Doctorow's 1931 2015 novel World's Fair 1985 is a lyrical autobiographical story about growing up in the New York City during the Depression Most of the book is told in the first person by an adult Edgar who reflects upon his childhood up to the age of about nine The adu

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    REVIEW × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ E.L. Doctorow (World's Fair) PDF NEW Ì E.L. Doctorow E.L. Doctorow ´ 0 DOWNLOAD World's Fair is a novel that sort of creeps up on you It has no discernable plot; it is merely snippets of moments in a young Jewish boy's life in New York City in the 1930s It is a very detailed work; EL Doctorow creates the sense of place vividly You are there when he describes somethingThe book is told from

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    (World's Fair) PDF NEW Ì E.L. Doctorow E.L. Doctorow ´ 0 DOWNLOAD I loved this book It is set in the Bronx of the 30s My mother grew up there in those days and told me many stories about it Reading about Morris High School her alma mater the Grand Concourse Jerome Avenue the automat and made it see

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