E. L. Doctorow: Homer & Langley

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In Homer & Langley (Random House), a comic and affecting novel based on the lives of the Collyer brothers — one a blind pianist, the other a hoarder and inventor — E. L. Doctorow creates an ironic allegory of modern America. 

Read an excerpt from Homer & Langley.

E.L. Doctorow passed away on July 21, 2015. This week's episode is a re-broadcast of an 2009 interview with him.

Banner image: E.L. Doctorow speaking at the Chautauqua Institution, 2008 (Pete Wright)

From this Episode:

Credits

Guest:
E. L. Doctorow - author, editor and professor

Host:
Michael Silverblatt