E.L. Doctorow / Sep 22, 2019

Ragtime Published in Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be An extraordinary tapestry Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century the First Worl

  • Title: Ragtime
  • Author: E.L. Doctorow
  • ISBN: 9780812978186
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century the First World War The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, NY, at the home of an affluent American family One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swervePublished in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century the First World War The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, NY, at the home of an affluent American family One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house Almost magically, the line between fantasy historical fact, between real imaginary characters, disappears Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J.P Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sigmund Freud Emiliano Zapata slip in out of the tale, crossing paths with Doctorow s imagined family other fictional characters, including an immigrant peddler a ragtime musician from Harlem whose insistence on a point of justice drives him to revolutionary violence.

    Ragtime Ragtime also spelled rag time or rag time is a musical style that enjoyed its peak popularity between and Its cardinal trait is its syncopated or ragged rhythm. Ragtime novel Ragtime is a novel by E L Doctorow, published in .This work of historical fiction is mainly set in the New York City area from until , with brief scenes towards the end describing the United States entry into World War I in and one character s involvement in the Mexican Revolution.A unique adaptation of the historical narrative genre with a s slant, the novel blends Ragtime James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern Based on the popular novel by E.L Doctorow, RAGTIME tells the story of four New York families at the turn of the th century Starving immigrant artist, Tateh sets off to make his fortune in Hollywood, but along the way encounters showgirl Evelyn Nesbit who is at the center of a murder investigation. Ragtime Directed by Milos Forman With James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E Rollins Jr Brad Dourif A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early s New York City. Ragtime Home Located in the heart of the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington, Ragtime is a warm comfortable neighborhood favorite Featuring one of Arlington s only covered Ragtime Nickelodeons, Calliopes and Player Pianos Home Page Pat Metheny and Ken in the Ragtime Showroom discussing his Version Orchestrion for Noted film director, Richard Donner Superman, Lethal Weapon, X Men recently was given an Automated Ukulele by his wife Lauren Schuler Donner. Ragtime The Musical Original Broadway Cast Product description CD The epic sweep of Ragtime is captured in its opening prologue, a nine minute kaleidoscope of fictional characters mingling with historical figures from the early th century as originally captured in E.L Doctorow s sprawling novel.As the story continues, we meet pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr Brian Stokes Mitchell and his child s mother, Sarah Audra RAGTIME Power Day Overnight Cruiser Boat Plans Boat RAGTIME is a classic design with modern power and wood composite construction She is versatile as a day boat and overnight cruiser light weight for easy trailering efficient powering with modern outboards classic styling and a standout in any harbor Ragtime Cattery Where Love is Born Breeders of Quality RAGDOLLS AND MAINE COONS Ragtime Cattery started breeding Ragdolls in We later added Maine coons to our cattery in after meeting these gentle giants at a cat show. James Scott Midi Files Colin D MacDonald s Ragtime Features ragtime, march and waltz midi files This is the largest ragime midi collection on the internet by one sequencer All files have been edited by Greenfield Bowie All changes made to scores are documented Grouped and individual zipped files are provided Has links to other ragtime sites.

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      • E.L. Doctorow

        E L DOCTOROW S works of fiction include Homer Langley,The March, Billy Bathgate, Ragtime, the Book of Daniel, City of God, Welcome to Hard Times, Loon Lake, World s Fair, The Waterworks, and All the Time in the World Among his honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN Faulkner Awards, The Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal In 2009 he was short listed for the Man Booker International Prize honoring a writer s lifetime achievement in fiction, and in 2012 he won the PEN Saul Bellow Award given to an author whose scale of achievement over a sustained career places him in the highest rank of American Literature In 2013 the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the Gold Medal for Fiction.


    1. A ragin' feeling I had during the first half of "Ragtime" was oh-my-gawd, this may possibly become my favorite novel all year. Yeah. That overwhelmingly delicious feeling last year achieved during my "Where'd You Go Bernadette"/"The Godfather" double whammy was reproduced, until it, almost organically, chose to focus on one specific era in U.S. history! Ragtime is just so majestically beautiful, taking on the whole of America between 1903 and 1915, aka the dawning of the 20th century, displaying [...]

    2. Today I was thinking of the 101 reasons why I love books, the actual physical papery pagey spiney things with words all over them, and one of the reasons was that they're not machines. Everything i seem to have to do these days is with some kind of machine. At work, of course, chained to the pc - actually it's a laptop on a docking station with two screens, I wonder when they'll add me a third, and although I'm emailing and talking to people all day long (sexy voiced nurses from France and Argen [...]

    3. داستانى به شدت لذت بخش، به طورى كه دو روزه با ولع خوندم و تمومش كردم. با ترجمه ى دلنشين نجف دريابندرى.دكتروف و ماركزعنصرى كه داستان رو بسيار دلچسب مى كرد، شيوه ى دكتروف بود در روايت كه مكرراً من رو به ياد گابریل گارسیا ماركز مى انداخت. خلق يه دنياى پر از آدم، كه هر كدوم داستانى پ [...]

    4. No One Ever Drove This Fast BeforeThe most startling thing about Ragtime is the pace of the narrative. It never slackens, even to allow direct speech. It moves relentlessly from place to place, person to person, with non-stop description, assertion, connection, reversal. There are crowds and traffic and excitement wherever you look. If there is temporary equilibrium, it is fragile: a tour boat listing first to starboard then to port; a motor car belching steam at the crest of a hill, a chauffeur [...]

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    6. 335. Ragtime, E.L. Doctorowتاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه نوامبر سال 2006 میلادیعنوان: رگتایم؛ نویسنده: ای.ال. دکتروف؛ مترجم: نجف دریابندری؛ تهران، خوارزمی، چاپ دوم مهرماه 1367؛ چاپ سوم 1385، در 280 ص؛ شابک: 9644870735؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان آمریکایی - قرن 20 معنوان کتاب یعنی: رگتایم، نام نوعی موسیقی جاز [...]

    7. Sometime early in his career E.L. Doctorow figured out a great formula for historical fiction. He takes real life iconic figures from whatever era he’s covering and has them interact in believable ways with his fictional characters. It makes for a “show, don’t tell” scenario that brings history alive. With Ragtime, we get to peek inside the heads of Houdini, Freud, J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Henry Ford and others. In the process, we learn the issues of the day and get an authentic feel f [...]

    8. "Patriotism was a reliable sentiment in the early 1900's. Teddy Roosevelt was President. The population customarily gathered in great numbers either out of doors for parades, public concerts, fish fries, political picnics, social outings, or indoors in meeting halls, vaudeville theatres, operas, ballrooms."This relatively short novel is jam-packed with a myriad of characters – some fictional and some real-life individuals. It is a grand undertaking that introduces us to the events and people o [...]

    9. “Writing is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” ― E.L. Doctorow, RagtimeSo my first book of 2014 isn't even on my to-read list. Must be good. Yes, in fact it is the killer historical novel of the Ragtime era. It is the big uncle to late 90s Philip Roth ('I Married a Communist', 'American Pastoral') , Don DeLillo ('Libra', 'Underworld'), Gore Vidal ('Empire, Hollywood') & Norman Mailer* (Executioner's Song & [...]

    10. I'm not quite sure how I feel about this book.I went back and forth between giving it 3 or 4 stars. What to do? I decided that, since I was unsure, erring on the higher side would be more fair. I mean, the content of the book was really good. There were stories centered around a diverse mixiture of people from the early 1900s that included Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sigmund Freud, Emma Goldman and Henry Ford. And therein lies my problem. The collection of stories, imho, didn't tr [...]

    11. 2018'de okuduğum, tartışmasız en iyi kitap. Etrafta bu kitaptan bahseden de görmedim. Herkes okudu da, kendisine mi saklıyor bilmiyorum ama :) Gerçekten de insanın alıp bağrına basası, pamuklara sarıp evin en güzel köşesine asası geliyor! Merak unsuru konusunda bir şahika. Yazarını da tanımıyordum. Daha çok şey okumamız lazım kendisinden. Tabii bu kitabın bu kadar güzel olmasının bir sebebi de çevirmeni Tomris Uyar Hanımefendidir. Ne kadar güzel, ne kadar içten [...]

    12. And though the newspapers called the shooting the Crime of the Century, Goldman knew it was only 1906 and there were ninety-four years to go.Ragtime is a vivid, colourful patchwork-like picture of America in the early XX century, whenpatriotism was a reliable sentiment…everyone wore white in summer…there were no Negroes. There were no immigrants . It’s a story in which fates of fictitious heroes intertwine with authentic figures of epoch like magician Houdini, tycoons J.P. Morgan and Henry [...]

    13. Ragtime is a historical fiction with a heavy focus on the history. Large stretches of the novel are narrative digressions on contemporary figures ranging from Houdini and Emma Goldman to Freud, Ford, and Morgan, but also a look at the farce of race and justice with a heavy homage from Michael Kohlhaas. Doctorow wants to create here an authentic yet critical look at the transformation of the United States at this time, and he does so with a choking degree of irony. If I'll quote sentences from th [...]

    14. Just stunning. One of the best books I've read in a long time. Beautifully written and utterly engrossing, I didn't want it to end (which is one reason I took so long reading it). Very cleverly plotted and extremely atmospheric. The way Doctorow weaves together all the loose ends is masterful. His blending of fact and fiction works superbly well. A wonderful novel.

    15. Ragtime is like most reviews here describe it. A pulsing mosaic of real and fictional characters set at the dawn of the 20th century, when miracles where still a thing. I thoroughly enjoyed Doctorow's prose, while my favorite parts were those of Emma Goldman (of course) and Houdini. I was never really a fan of historical fiction but the man with the strange name made me want to reconsider.

    16. هوالحق.بعضی از کتابها رو باید چشم بسته و بدون تحقیق خرید یعنی زیاد به دنبال سابقه نویسنده و موضوع و غیره ذالک نرفت، همین که دیدی ناشرش فلان ناشره یا مترجم آقای فلانیه، کافیه. کتاب رو بخر بیا بیرون.به عقیده بنده با طیب خاطر می‌توان هرچه که #نجف_دریابندری ترجمه کرده است را خواند، [...]

    17. Video review: youtube/watch?v=6W9CEFeatured in my Top 20 Books I Read in 2017Considering how often the narrative focus jumps from one character to the next, this should not be the easiest and most addictive of reads. But it fucking is! Ironic and witty and engaging, and so so tragic, Ragtime features an amazing cast of historical figures (Houdini! The Archduke Franz Ferdinand! Henry Ford! PJ Morgan!) and unforgettable fictional characters. You'll read it in one day it's so good.

    18. داستانی جالب و بسیار خواندنی در لابلای تاریخ آمریکا در اوایل قرن بيستم . دکتروف به طرز هنرمندانه اي واقعیت و خیال را در هم تنیده است .١٥فروردين ١٣٩٥

    19. اساسی‌ترین ترفند روایی این رمان، درهم‌آمیزی واقعیت بیرونی و شخصیت‌های تاریخی است با واقعیتِ داستانی. فضای داستان از شخصیت‌های جوراجور تاریخی و غیرتاریخی، اصلی و فرعی، سیاسی و غیرسیاسی آکنده و آشوب‌ناک شده است. حادثه‌های تاریخی و تخیلی در این رمان آن‌چنان هنرمندانه در ه [...]

    20. Wildly Overrated (2013)Doctorow, E.L. (1974). Ragtime. New York: Penguin.This impressionistic portrait of New York in the early 1900’s has been widely praised as a “classic,” and has been made into a movie and a Broadway show. I can't understand the attraction.The story is roughly centered on the life of an upper-class family in New York, but dozens of other sub-stories flare up and die down around them. A rich socialite who married for money defends her husband who killed her lover, a fam [...]

    21. This is a fantastic work of historical fiction. My (somewhat stricter than other people's) definition of historical fiction is a novel in which historical figures not only play a part, but interact with the fictional characters in the story. This novel delivered that in spades! I don't have a large amount of background on the historical figures in the novel, but I read up a little on them and it became clear to me how well Doctorow had fit his fictional characters into their lives. None of what [...]

    22. youtu/pMAtL7n_-rc"καθώς στεκόταν ανάμεσα σε δύο βαγόνια του πρώτου πρωινού τρένου που τον πήγαινε στο Νιού Ροσέλ, σκεφτόταν να ριχτεί στις ράγιες. Άκουγε το σταθερό ρυθμό, το κροτάλισμα των τροχών, ίδιο με το ρυθμό που κρατά το αριστερό παίζοντας ράγκταϊμ στο πιάνο. Το στρίγγλισμα κ [...]

    23. کتاب قشنگیه. مخصوصا با ترجمه روان و عالی نجف دریابندری.کتاب به احساسات تک تک شخصیتها نمی پردازه. اما آدم از همون چند فصل اول با همه شون آشنا میشه و درکشون میکنه.و اینکه هیچ شخصیتی خوب یا بد مطلق نیست تو این کتاب و هرکدوم دنیای خاص خودشون رو دارن. در واقع به نظرم داستان قهرمان هم ن [...]

    24. Very enjoyable semi-historical novel set in America at the turn of the 2oth century. The novel revolves around the fortunes of three families; a white family who are unnamed and referred to as father, mother and mother's younger brother, a jewish family and a black family. Their lives intersect in happy and tragic ways. Interspersed are real life characters such as Houdini, Peary,Ford, Morgan (JP), Emma Goldman and part of the fun is spotting the real life characters amongst the fictional. There [...]

    25. Malcolm X meets Michael Kohlhaas in this Belle Epoque phantasmagoria A reinvention of the historical novel for the age of of the theme-park and the mall A marvelous panorama where nostalgia keeps asking questions about modern american society

    26. Tasti neri, tasti bianchi”Ma un’ora dopo lui stava in piedi tra due vagoni del treno del latte diretto a New Rochelle. Pensava di gettarsi sotto le ruote. Ascoltava il loro ritmo, il loro battito continuo, come la mano sinistra di un rag. Il cigolio e il clangore del metallo contro il metallo alla giuntura dei due vagoni era il sincopato della mano destra. Sarebbe stato un suicidio rag.” Il ragtime nasce a cavallo tra ottocento e novecento. Una musica con due ritmi che all'unisono esprimon [...]

    27. The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. And almost magically, the line between fantasy and historical fact, between real and imaginary characters, disappears. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J. P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata slip in and out of the tale, crossing paths with Doctorow’s imagined [...]

    28. From :Ragtime is not a "time" (meter) in the same sense that march time is 2/4 meter and waltz time is 3/4 meter; it is rather a musical genre that uses an effect that can be applied to any meter. The defining characteristic of ragtime music is a specific type of syncopation in which melodic accents occur between metrical beats. This results in a melody that seems to be avoiding some metrical beats of the accompaniment by emphasizing notes that either anticipate or follow the beat ("a rhythmic b [...]

    29. Doctorow has this magical talent of weaving multiple fictional narratives of characters both real from history and completely fabricated for his craft - all set in the diorama of time and place in American history that makes the reader experience the world in visceral Technicolor wonder. Page-turning enjoyment of great story telling; a winning accomplishment when a reader can't put the book down and devours it in a day.

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