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Doctorow, E. L.. ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD: NEW AND SELECTED STORIES. New York City, NY: Random House, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 285 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of short stories. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents E. L. Doctorow's third collection of short stories, which includes six pieces that appear in book form for the very first time. "Virtuoso Doctorow is revered for his grandly dimensional novels. But he is also a superlative and transfixing short story writer. The incandescent new stories and forever stunning vintage tales that Doctorow selected for this powerhouse collection portray psychological outliers on the edge of either liberation or an abyss. Doctorow is rightfully treasured for his social acuity and fluency in urban life, but he is also a penetrating observer of Nature and our concealed primal selves. Doctorow's complex and masterful tales of the strangeness, pain, and beauty of life are wise and resplendent" (Publisher's blurb). One brilliant new piece, "Assimilation", captures the illegal immigrant experience as no Federal Government or partisan politics rhetoric, pro and con, ever could. A masterly, "must-have" title for E. L. Doctorow collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by E. L. Doctorow. This title is an instant collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the very first National Book Critics Circle Award in 1976 for "Ragtime". Winner of the National Book Award in 1986 for "World's Fair". Winner of the PEN/Faulkner and a second National Book Critics Circle Award in 2006 for "The March". One of the greatest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER E. L. DOCTOROW TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1400069637. $80.00

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