All the Time in the World by E.L. Doctorow
New and Selected Stories

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From a master of modern American letters comes an enthralling collection of brilliant short fiction about people who, as E. L. Doctorow notes in his Preface, are somehow “distinct from their surroundings—people in some sort of contest with the prevailing world.” Containing six unforgettable stories that have never appeared in book form, and a selection of previous classics, All the Time in the World is resonant with the mystery, tension, and moral investigation that distinguish the fiction of E. L. Doctorow.

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About E.L. Doctorow

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E. L. DOCTOROW was born in 1931 in New York City and was educated at Kenyon College and Columbia University. His earlier novels are Welcome to Hard Times and Big as Life. Formerly editor-in-chief of a prominent New York publishing house, he was most recently writer-in-residence at the University of California at Irvine. He lives in Westchester County with his wife and three children.
 
Published March 22, 2011 by Random House. 306 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It's best to be suspicious when a writer's topic is said to be America, but in the case of Doctorow, the claim has merit. The much lauded (three Pulitzer Prize nominations, three-time National Book Cr

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A collection of stories from E. L. Doctorow, whose fictionalizations of American history influenced a generation.

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It's best to be suspicious when a writer's topic is said to be America, but in the case of Doctorow, the claim has merit. The much lauded (three Pulitzer Prize nominations, three-time National Book Cr

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Examiner

But it’s not until the very end of many of the stories that Doctorow lifts the screen and lets us see him and feel his anguish.

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The Telegraph

Even the best of these stories is not as .

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Washington Independent Review of Books

There’s nice irony here, but for me the story is undermined by having to backtrack to figure out who is saying what to whom.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Still, the short form isn't Doctorow's forte (the two previous story collections pale beside his better-known novels), which makes the relative success of All the Time in the World that much more of a pleasant surprise.

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The stories were “written over the course of many years” – and variously published in The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, The Atlantic, The New American Review and Esquire – and, while Doctorow claims they have no connecting themes, many of the stories in the collection share questions and concerns.

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