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E. L. Doctorow discusses storytelling and reads from his book "Lives of the Poets"

BROADCAST: Dec. 19, 1984 | DURATION: 00:51:36

Synopsis

E. L. Doctorow’s way of writing has turned to storytelling in his book, “Lives of the Poets: A Novella and Six Stories”. To get the reader interested, it is as though the storyteller has placed a sort of spell on his audience, explained Doctorow. As the author and storyteller, Doctorow’s said his job was to make uneventful events seem more interesting than they actually are.