The Resource City of God : a novel, E.L. Doctorow

City of God : a novel, E.L. Doctorow

Label
City of God : a novel
Title
City of God
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
E.L. Doctorow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his workbook, a New York City novelist records the contents of his teeming brain - sketches for stories, accounts of his love affairs, riffs on the meanings of popular songs, ideas for movies, obsessions with cosmic processes. He is a virtual repository of the predominant ideas and historical disasters of the age. But now he has found a story he thinks may become his next novel. The large brass cross that hung behind the alter of St. Timothy's, a run-down Episcopal church in lower Manhattan, has disappeared ... and even more mysteriously reappeared on the roof of the Synagogue for Evolutionary Judaism, on the Upper West Side. The church's maverick rector and the young woman rabbi who leads the synagogue are trying to learn who committed this strange double act of desecration and why. Befriending them, the novelist finds that their struggles with their respective traditions are relevant to the cast. Into his workbook go his taped interviews, insights, preliminary drafts ... and as he joins the clerics in pursuit of the mystery, it broadens to implicate a large cast of vividly drawn characters - including scientists, war veterans, prelates, Holocaust survivors, cabinet members, theologians, New York Times reporters, filmmakers, and crooners - in what proves to be a quest for an authentic spirituality at the end of this tortured century."--Jacket
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
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1931-
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Doctorow, E. L.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.O3
LC item number
C57 2000
Literary form
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by John Rubinstein
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  • City and town life
  • Spiritual life
  • Religious fiction
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
City of God : a novel, E.L. Doctorow
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm42690125
Isbn
9780679447832
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99053215
Label
City of God : a novel, E.L. Doctorow
Publication
Control code
ocm42690125
Isbn
9780679447832
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99053215

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