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Inhaltsangabe: The central figure of this novel is a young man whose parents were executed for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for Russia.
His name is Daniel Isaacson, and as the story opens, his parents have been dead for many years. He has had a long time to adjust to their deaths. He has not adjusted.
Out of the shambles of his childhood, he has constructed a new life—marriage to an adoring girl who gives him a son of his own, and a career in scholarship. It is a life that enrages him.
In the silence of the library at Columbia University, where he is supposedly writing a Ph.D. dissertation, Daniel composes something quite different.
It is a confession of his most intimate relationships—with his wife, his foster parents, and his kid sister Susan, whose own radicalism so reproaches him.
It is a book of memories: riding a bus with his parents to the ill-fated Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill; watching the FBI take his father away; appearing with Susan at rallies protesting their parents’ innocence; visiting his mother and father in the Death House.
It is a book of investigation: transcribing Daniel’s interviews with people who knew his parents, or who knew about them; and logging his strange researches and discoveries in the library stacks.
It is a book of judgments of everyone involved in the case—lawyers, police, informers, friends, and the Isaacson family itself.
It is a book rich in characters, from elderly grand- mothers of immigrant culture, to covert radicals of the McCarthy era, to hippie marchers on the Pen-tagon. It is a book that spans the quarter-century of American life since World War II. It is a book about the nature of Left politics in this country—its sacrificial rites, its peculiar cruelties, its humility, its bitterness. It is a book about some of the beautiful and terrible feelings of childhood. It is about the nature of guilt and innocence, and about the relations of people to nations.
It is The Book of Daniel.
About the Author: 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.
Titel: The Book of Daniel
Verlag: Modern Library
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Buchbeschreibung Modern Library. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0394605012I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Modern Library. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2732665353
Buchbeschreibung Modern Library, 1984. Buchzustand: Good. 1st Modern Library ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP15295237
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Buchbeschreibung Modern Library, 1983. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. May contain minor cover/edge/spine/reading wear. May contain minimal notes and/or highlighting. Overall in great condition. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000573725
Buchbeschreibung Modern Library. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0394605012 no dj - some shelf wear but still nice. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0394605012Z3
Buchbeschreibung Modern Library, 1983. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. 1983. Brown cloth hardcover. Dust jacket now in clear plastic BRODART protector. Original price to endflap. Decorative endpapers. 303pp. VERY GOOD in jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2641329
Buchbeschreibung Modern Library, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0394605012
Buchbeschreibung Modern Library, New York, 1971. Paper Covered Boards. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First modern library edition in brown paper covered boards with gilt printing on spine. Near fine condition with just a touch of shelfwear. Matte finish dust jacket is very good with a bit of edgewear and tiny short edge tears, and rubbing/roughness along flap fold creases. Woodcut design on jacket by Stephen Alcorn. A young man becomes obsessed with finding out all he can about the execution of his parents for spying. 303 pp. Fiction. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005958