Книга: Doctrow E. L. «Ragtime»

Ragtime

The novel is unusual for the irreverent way that historical figures and fictional characters are woven into the narrative, making for surprising connections and linking different events and trains of thought about fame and success, on the one hand, and poverty and racism on the other. Harry Houdini plays a prominent yet incidental part, reflecting on success and mortality. Arch-capitalist financier J. P. Morgan, pursuing his complex delusions of grandeur, is delivered a plainly spoken comeuppance from down-to-earth Henry Ford. Socialite Evelyn Nesbit becomes involved with the slum family and is aided by the anarchist agitator Emma Goldman. The black moderate politician Booker T. Washington tries to negotiate with Coalhouse Walker, without success. Other historical characters mentioned include the polar explorer Robert Peary and his black assistant Matthew Henson, the architect Stanford White, Nesbit's mentally unbalanced husband Harry Kendall Thaw who murdered White for allegedly...

Издательство: "Pan Books Limited" (1996)

Формат: 115x180, 240 стр.

ISBN: 0-330-24648-8

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  • ragtime — [ ragtajm ] n. m. • 1913; mot angl. amér., de rag « chiffon » et time « temps » ♦ Anglic. Musique syncopée et rapide, adaptation par les Noirs américains de musiques de danse. Le ragtime est une des sources du jazz. Ragtimes pour piano. ● ragtime …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Ragtime — Rag time , n. (Mus.) a rhythm with a regular accompaniment in two four time and a melody characterized by syncopation, first recognized in many negro melodies; also a style of American music in this rhythm. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ragtime — / rægtaim/, it. /rɛg taim/ (o rag time) s. ingl. (propr. tempo a pezzi ), usato in ital. al masch., invar. (mus.) [genere di composizione musicale, prevalentemente per pianoforte, sorto negli Stati Uniti d America alla fine del sec. 19°] ▶◀ rag …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • ragtime — (n.) also rag time, syncopated, jazzy piano music, 1897, from rag dance ball (1895, American English dialect), possibly a shortening of RAGGED (Cf. ragged), in reference to the rhythmic imbalance. If rag time was called tempo di raga or rague… …   Etymology dictionary


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