Loon Lake OverviewLoon Lake is a novel by E.L. Doctorow. The story takes place in the 1930s and follows Joseph Korzeniowski, a boy who is about 18 years of age. He leaves his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey in search of adventure and new experiences. His wanderings eventually take him to Loon Lake, New York, where he falls in love with the girlfriend of a powerful gangster. In his following trials and tribulations, he must reckon with grave realities of American society. The novel explores themes of independence, love, capitalism, morality, and responsibility.
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E. L. Doctorow Biographies (6)
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"It was juggling that had got me where I was . . . . I practiced my juggling. I juggled anything, Spaldeens, stones, oranges, empty green Coca-Cola bottles, I juggled rolls we stole hot from the bins ...
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E.L. Doctorow (born 1931) is widely regarded as one of America's pre-eminent novelists of the 20th Century. His work is philosophically probing, employing an adventurous prose style, and the use of hi...
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Edgar Laurence Doctorow was born in New York on 6 January 1931. He attended the Bronx High School of Science and later studied at Kenyon College, where he received his B.A. in 1952. Like the hero of T...
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One of the most celebrated and controversial novelists of the past two decades, E. L. Doctorow has an uncanny ability to reach both the general audience (The Book of Daniel , Welcome to Hard Times, a...
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[This entry was updated by Douglas Fowler (Florida State University) from his entry in DLB 173: American Novelists Since World War II, Fifth Series.]E. L. Doctorow's narrative art is a distinctive fus...
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Biography EssayOne of the most celebrated and controversial novelists of the past two decades, E. L. Doctorow has an uncanny ability to reach both the general audience (The Book of Daniel, Welcome to ...