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World's Fair - E.L. Doctorow
World's Fair
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9785551250524 (5551250520)
Publisher: Random House Trade
Edition language: English
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Sheila's Reads rated it
The 1930's through a child's eyes. I liked Edgar's stories. He lets us know what he sees and feels. He even admits to not understanding it all. HIs parents are typical parents--fighting with each other, at times happy, at times worried, at times angry. I loved his description of the World's Fair. Th...
riley rated it
4.0 World's Fair: A Novel
It's very good for what it is. He conveys the sense of being a child very well, though that doesn't keep him from writing as an adult much of the time. And it is really easy to see 1930s New York. But that's all it is. Every other novel of his I've read has had some profound remarks about the hu...
willemite rated it
While I see considerable value in the book, I was not blown away by it. Edgar Altschuler, a stand in for Doctorow (Edgar Lawrence Doctorow), tells of his early family life and comes of age in the era just prior to World War II. Change is in the air, symbolized by the fair and occasional dark news f...
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