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E. L. Doctorow discusses his career and his book "Ragtime"

BROADCAST: Dec. 20, 1976 | DURATION: 00:00:01

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With regards to his writing style, it took E. L. Doctorow years to realize that the words and images to assemble a great story would come along in due time. It was Doctorow’s hope that his book, “Ragtime” would find its way into the hands of people who don’t normally pick up a novel to read. Doctorow said that in general, the majority of people don’t pay attention to books that come out and one of the reasons is because of the competition of television.