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Homer Langley

Collyerin erakkoveljesten makaaberista kuolemasta 1947 tuli välittömästi amerikkalainen legenda mutta mitä tapahtui ennen sitä Tositarinaan perustuva romaani on havahduttava kuvaus eksentristen veljesten vaiheista materialismin mahdista ja 1900 luvun AmerikastaCollyerin veljekset eivät aina olleet erakkoja Vuo. The bachelor Collyer brothers of a respected family were reclusive hoarders who lived in a Manhattan brownstone After their bodies were found in 1947 than a hundred tons of trash was removed from their house Doctorow has taken the historical pair and put them to other uses He looks at a wide swath of 20th century American history through the windows of their Fifth Avenue house extending their lives beyond 1947 swapping some details between the brothers and tossing in a cast of illustrative characters EL Doctorow 1931 2015 image from the New YorkerHomer and Langley Collyer are brothers Homer is mysteriously blinded as a teen while Langley s health is seriously compromised when he is gassed in the trenches of World War I Characters come into and out of focus standing in for the events of sundry decades The brothers parents are taken in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 A lefty girlfriend is deported in the Palmer Raids of the 1920s We get a look at a Prohibition gangster Rent raising dances are held during the Depression Japanese servants are taken away during World War II Jewish representatives come by raising money for the poor souls in Europe who are suffering at the hands of you know who The grandson of the family cook a Tuskegee airman is killed in North Africa The fifties arrive in the form of Senate hearings and TV game shows The 60s features a moon landing hippies a concert on the Great Lawn a bit of free love and references to some of the other seminal events of the time Doctorow takes some license with the events placing a 1980 atrocity in El Salvador next to the Jonestown event of 1978 next to the Baptist church bombing of 1963 next to the New York city blackout of 1965 Whatever While it was a fast and somewhat engaging read I never felt totally drawn in by Homer the primary character here or Langley They were so obviously serving as structural devices for the larger purpose There were times when one felt for Homer but then it was off to a recounting of the century again I felt as if the book were largely a Powerpoint presentation of the century with Homer and Langley as the background graphicNot a bad read or one completely lacking the ability to draw one in but once one was drawn in the tale and characters were not attractive enough to justify sticking around Homer and Langley seems mostly an intellectual exercise It does strike me though that in the hands of a top notch film maker it might make a fascinating bit of cinemaEXTRA STUFFMy reviews of other books by Doctorow The March World s Fair

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Sisadan alussa he seurustelivat niin gangstereiden katutyttöjen siirtolaisten kuin New Yorkin kermankin kanssa Vähitellen sokea Homer ja sodan raunioittama Langley vetäytyivät kuitenkin omiin oloihinsa Lopulta luksusasuntoonsa linnoittautuneilla veljeksillä ei ollut muuta kuin toisensa – ja sata tonnia romuaH.

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    The bachelor Collyer brothers of a respected family were reclusive hoarders who lived in a Manhattan brownstone After their bodies were found in 1947 than a hundred tons of trash was removed from their house Doctorow has taken the historical p

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    Homer Langley EL Doctorow Homer Langley is a novel by American author E L Doctorow published in September 2009 It imagines a version of the lives of the Collyer brothers of New York City notorious for their eccentricities as well as their habit of compulsively hoarding a plethora of various bric a brac newspapers books and other itemsتار

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    4 stars Ah my brother don't you see? The ultimate technological achievement will be escaping from the mess we've made There will be none after that because we will reproduce everything that we did on earth we'll go through the whole

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    Σκέφτηκα πως θα έχει εξαιρετική αυτοπεποίθηση για να αναλάβει να καθοδηγήσει έναν τυφλό και μετά από αυτή την καλή πράξη να καθίσει επιπλέον να μιλήσει μαζί του Συνήθως οι άνθρωποι

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    I was lucky enough to attend a lecture by E L Doctorow where he read from “Homer and Langley” and was intervie

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    Doctorow vuelve a darnos una clase magistral de cómo recrear la historia Partiendo de un hecho verídico el del descubri

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    Em 1947 foram encontrados os cadáveres dos irmãos Homer e Langley Collyer ue residiam numa mansão da uinta Avenida em Manhattan La

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    There is an elegiac tone to this fictionalized memoir of Homer Collyer typed by him on a Braille typewriter shortly before his death recalling lives of increasingly eccentric behavior and sualor he and his brother Langley led in the

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    داستان هومر و لنگلی زیباترین و بهترین کتابی بود که در عمرم خونده امهر 3 4صف

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    “νεκροταφείο που ακολουθεί ένα σώμα σε ένα φέρετρο μια ανυπομονησία με τους νεκρούς μια λαχτάρα να επιστρέψει στο σπίτι όπου κάποιος θα μπορούσε να συνεχίσει με την ψευδαίσθηση ότι όχι ο