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Creationists E L Doctorow Is Acclaimed Internationally For Such Novels As Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, And The March Now Here Are Doctorow S Rich, Revelatory Essays On The Nature Of Imaginative Thought In Creationists, Doctorow Considers Creativity In Its Many Forms From The Literary Melville And Mark Twain To The Comic Harpo Marx To The Cosmic Genesis And Einstein As He Wrestles With The Subjects That Have Teased And Fired His Own Imagination, Doctorow Affirms The Idea That We Know By What We Create Just What Is Melville Doing In Moby Dick And How Did The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Impel Mark Twain To Radically Rewrite What We Know As Huckleberry Finn Can We Ever Trust What Novelists Say About Their Own Work How Could Franz Kafka Have Written A Book Called Amerika Without Ever Leaving Europe In Posing Such Questions, Doctorow Grapples With Literary Creation Not As A Critic Or As A Scholar But As One Working Writer Frankly Contemplating The Work Of Another It S A Perspective That Affords Him Both Protean Grace And Profound Insight Among The Essays Collected Here Are Doctorow S Musings On The Very Different Spanish Civil War Novels Of Ernest Hemingway And Andre Malraux A Candid Assessment Of Edgar Allan Poe As Our Greatest Bad Writer A Bracing Analysis Of The Story Of Genesis In Which God Figures As The Most Complex And Riveting Character Whether He Is Considering How Harpo Marx Opened Our Eyes To Surrealism, The Haunting Photos With Which The Late German Writer W G Sebald Illustrated His Texts, Or The Innovations Of Such Literary Icons As Heinrich Von Kleist, Harriet Beecher Stowe, And Sinclair Lewis, Doctorow Is Unfailingly Generous, Shrewd, Attentive, Surprising, And Precise.In Examining The Creative Works Of Different Times And Disciplines, Doctorow Also Reveals The Source And Nature Of His Own Artistry Rich In Aphorism And Anecdote, Steeped In History And Psychology, Informed By A Lifetime Of Reading And Writing, Creationists Opens A Magnificent Window Into One Of The Great Creative Minds Of Our Time.

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  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Creationists
  • E.L. Doctorow
  • English
  • 15 November 2017
  • 1400064953

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  1. says:

    If you pick up this book expecting E.L Doctorow to weigh in on intelligent design or other anti Darwinian controversies you ll be disappointed It s a book of essays mostly about literature Poe, Melville, Twain, Malraux, Kleist, Kafka, et al Doctorow calls it a modest celebration of the creative act Creationists is a whimsical title Doctorow doesn t have much in common with the creationists who use the Bible to make an end run around science But he does give his collection a biblical s If you pick up this book expecting E.L Doctorow to weigh in on intelligent design or other anti Darwinian controversies you ll be disappointed It s a book of essays mostly about literature Poe, Melville, Twain, Malraux, Kleist, Kafka, et al Doctorow calls it a modest celebration of the creative act Creationists is a whimsical title Doctorow doesn t have much in common with the creationists who use the Bible to make an end run around science But he does give his collection a biblical structure It begins with an essay on the book of Genesis and ends with an apocalypse, an essay on the threat of nuclear holocaust And he does sense that creativity has a fundamental mysteriousness about it As he puts it, the act of writing, when it is going well, seems nothan the dutiful secretarial response to a silent dictation This idea of the seeming autonomy of the imagination gets its strongest expression not in an essay on literature but in one on science, Einstein See...


  2. says:

    Doctorow s essays on the creative process, as exemplified through the lives of writers, are lively and enlightening Doctorow s prose is always elegant, his insights entertaining I particularly liked the essays on Dos Passos, Hemingway, and Kafka s Amerika.


  3. says:

    Doctorow s collection of essays mostly on authors and their works, with a couple of notable exceptions is a fine idea, but not very compellingly executed In any individual essay, his tone might be described as lofty, or academic But consistent as it is throughout the collection, it takes on a rather imperious, even arrogant cast These are a series of judgemental rather than critical essays, most of them composed in the thoroughly presumptuous first person plural Do we really see these Doctorow s collection of essays mostly on authors and their works, with a couple of notable exceptions is a fine idea, but not very compellingly executed In any individual essay, his tone might be described as lofty, or academic But consistent as it is throughout the collection, it takes on a rather imperious, even arrogant cast These are a series of judgemental rather than critical essays, most of them composed in the thoroughly presumptuous first person plural Do we really see these things this way Yes, we do E.L Doctorow said so.It s probably no coincidence, also, that Doctorow concerns himself almost exclusively with m...


  4. says:

    The brevity of these essays doesn t prevent E L Doctorow Ragtime The March, 1 2 Selection Nov Dec 2005 from writing with strength and intensity, though it does occasionally make it hard to feel deeply engaged by the material Doctorow treats his fellow authors with uniform respect, one of several ways that he differs from writers who focuson literary criticism His approach is frequently both analytic and personal as he discusses the ways each creation is assembled and explores hi Th...


  5. says:

    This book is a fun and stimulating rummage through a variety of storytellers mostly 19th and 20th century Americans as a collection of short essays emphasizing their contributions as well as their short comings Doctorow s is a shrewd, learned eye, and he is decisive and forceful in his pronouncements While I respect the insight of his gray haired eminence, he upset me in a few parts of this book with his tone and dismissiveness of certain elements of particular authors work that I would d This book is a fun and stimul...


  6. says:

    The title is maybe just there to get your attention It s not a religious diatribe However, he does open with an essay on Genesis, namely the story problem in Genesis What story could these authors come up that would explain their world And he closes with an essay on the possibility of a nuclear holocaust which fits with our modern version of Judgment Day But despite these touches of religion in the book ends, all Doctorow claims he means by creationists are those who create.The book doe The title is maybe just there to get your attention It s not a religious diatribe However, he does open with an essay on Genesis, namely the story problem in ...


  7. says:

    I really enjoyed this collection of essays about books and authors and a few other topics It helped that Doctorow s subject matter fit my interests pretty exactly he wrote about a few books like Moby Dick that are among my favorites, some others that I ve been meaning to read or which I ve now moved up on the to read list Arrowsmith, for example, and the Rhodes books about the making of the A bomb and H bomb , and some others which are not really favorites of mine but which I find inter I really enjoyed this collection of essays about books and authors and a few other topics It helped that Doctorow s subject matter fit my inte...


  8. says:

    I liked Doctorow s analysis and interpretations of various authors and figures Even the books authors I have not read, I still found his comments interesting and worthwhile The reasons for only 3 stars 1 I wish he would have providedobjective historical evidence to back up some of his claims, and, 2 His tone got a bit too intellectual and dry for me way too often Having said that, his essay on Einstein and nuclear weapons was awesome and...


  9. says:

    This collections of essays on some 15 authors are presented as a literary man s musings on the nature of imaginative thought While Doctorow s writing is clear and lucid, I found them a little too academic in approach for my taste nor did I find the expression of his thoughts completely convincing Most of these pieces were written to serve as introductions to the work of each author, and perhaps would best serve as such rather than taken out of context and placed together as here Others might This collections of essays on some 15 authors are presented as a literary man s musings on the nature of imaginative thought While Doc...


  10. says:

    Wonderfully written analysis of creators, including famous authors, scientists, and, oddly, Harpo Marx The final essay describes closing the circle, showing how humans have created the ability to become great destruct...

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