In this world of incessant breaking news, emails, texts and notifications of every kind it is hard to believe that the passing of E L Doctorow could draw much attention to his figure. Let alone to his books. We shouldn’t fool ourselves.
That said, it could also happen that one of you guys opens up one of the 20th century greatest novels, Ragtime, and reads: “In 1902 Father built a house at the crest of the Broadview Avenue hill in New Rochelle, New York”. Read more