All the Time in the World

New and Selected Stories

By E.L. Doctorow
(Random House Trade Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780812982039, 304pp.)

Publication Date: January 24, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Description

From a master of modern American letters comes an enthralling collection of brilliant short fiction about people who, as E. L. Doctorow notes in his Preface, are somehow “distinct from their surroundings—people in some sort of contest with the prevailing world.” Containing six unforgettable stories that have never appeared in book form, and a selection of previous classics, All the Time in the World is resonant with the mystery, tension, and moral investigation that distinguish the fiction of E. L. Doctorow.

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About the Author

E. L. Doctorow’s novels include Homer & Langley, The March, City of God, The Waterworks, Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, Lives of the Poets, World’s Fair, and Billy Bathgate. Among his honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle awards, two PEN/Faulkner awards, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. E. L. Doctorow lives in New York City.




NPR
Thursday, Apr 7, 2011

E.L. Doctorow, author of the novels Ragtime and Billy Bathgate, is a master of the long-form narrative. But his latest effort, called All the Time in the World, is a collection of short fiction. More at NPR.org

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Praise For All the Time in the World

“Frank, spontaneous and altogether wonderful.”—San Francisco Chronicle
 
“The . . . stories in All the Time in the World are a reminder that, for decades, Mr. Doctorow has been a first-rate artist in the short form.”—The Wall Street Journal
 
“The incandescent new stories and forever stunning vintage tales . . . selected for this powerhouse collection [are] complex and masterful . . . wise and resplendent.”—Booklist
 
“Wonderful descriptions [and] gorgeous sentences . . . seem to fall effortlessly from Doctorow’s fingertips.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“Savor All the Time in the World for its elegance, its intuition and for Doctorow’s understanding of the complexity of the human drama.”—The Miami Herald
 
“Doctorow has captured the mood of our time and rendered it in compelling fiction.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

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