THE WILLIAM E. MASSEY SR. LECTURES IN AMERICAN STUDIES
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The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in American Studies 2003

Reporting the Universe

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ISBN 9780674016286

Publication Date: 09/30/2004

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“The writer,” according to Emerson, “believes all that can be thought can be written… In his eyes a man is the faculty of reporting, and the universe is the possibility of being reported.” And what writer worth his name, E. L. Doctorow asks, will not seriously, however furtively, take on the universe? Human consciousness, personal history, American literature, religion, and politics—these are the far-flung coordinates of the universe that Doctorow reports here, a universe that uniquely and brilliantly reflects our contemporary scene.

Awards & Accolades

  • E. L. Doctorow Is a 1998 National Humanities Medal Winner
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