|Author||E. L. Doctorow|
|Genre(s)||Postmodern Historical novel|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
Billy Bathgate is a 1989 novel by author E. L. Doctorow that won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle award for fiction for 1990 and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and was the runner up for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize . Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (born January 6, 1931, New York New York) is an American Author whose critically acclaimed and award winning fiction The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Postmodernism literally means 'after the modernist movement' While " Modern " itself refers to something "related to the present" the movement of modernism An historical novel is a Novel in which the story is set among historical events or more generally in which the time of the action predates the lifetime of the Author Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view Penguin Books is a British Publisher founded in 1935 by Allen Lane. A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) is a Book bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with Cloth Paperback, softback, or softcover describe and refer to a Book by the nature of its binding. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story Edgar Lawrence Doctorow (born January 6, 1931, New York New York) is an American Author whose critically acclaimed and award winning fiction The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC is an American non-profit organization of approximately seven hundred active book reviewers The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to the author of the best American work of fiction that year The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, The story is told in the first person by Billy "Bathgate" Behan, a fifteen-year-old boy who first becomes the gofer and then surrogate son of mobster Dutch Schultz. " Mobster " is a slang term for a person who participates in Organized crime, which is known as belonging to "the Mob" Dutch Schultz ( August 6, 1902 &ndash October 24, 1935) was a New York City -area gangster of the 1920s and 1930s The book explores the question of self determination versus fate, the futility of sex without love, moral relativism, and the romanticization of the Mafia in American pop culture.
A 1991 film based on the novel starred Loren Dean as Billy, Dustin Hoffman as Schultz, Steven Hill as Otto Berman, Nicole Kidman as Drew and Bruce Willis as Bo. Billy Bathgate is a 1991 film starring Loren Dean as the title character Dustin Hoffman as Dutch Schultz, Nicole Kidman, Steven Loren Dean Jovicic (born July 31 1969 is an award-winning American Actor. Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8 1937 His brother Ronald is a lawyer and economist Steven Hill (born February 24, 1922) is an American Film and Television Actor. Otto Biederman, known as Otto "Abbadabba" Berman (1889? &ndash October 23, 1935) was an Accountant for American Walter Bruce Willis (March 19 1955 is an American actor and Singer-songwriter.
The title character is a poor and fatherless teenager growing up in The Bronx. The title role in the Performing arts is the performance Part that gives the title to the piece as in Aida, Giselle, Billy and his friends are in awe of the flashy mobsters in the neighborhood. " Mobster " is a slang term for a person who participates in Organized crime, which is known as belonging to "the Mob" Dutch Schultz and Otto Berman, based on the real-life mobsters, hire Billy as a gofer and become mentors to him. Dutch Schultz ( August 6, 1902 &ndash October 24, 1935) was a New York City -area gangster of the 1920s and 1930s Otto Biederman, known as Otto "Abbadabba" Berman (1889? &ndash October 23, 1935) was an Accountant for American A gofer or go-fer ('goʊfər gopher) is an Employee who is often sent on errands MENTOR / The National Mentoring Partnership is an advocate and resource for Mentoring in the United States. Billy works his way up but begins to question his actions when he falls in love with Dutch's moll, whom Dutch plans to have killed. A gun moll is a female companion of male professional criminal and in some contexts the term more specifically suggests that the gun moll handles a Firearm.