FOLK TEXT WITHIN HISTORICAL MEMORY IN E.L.DOCTOROW’S INTERPRETATION

Abstract: 

The article explores the novel «Homer and Langley» by E.L.Doctorow which is a story about Collyer brothers based on real events that developed into a kind of an urban legend in the 1940-s and later, ac-cording to the author himself, into a folk story. 

Key words: 

urban folklore, myth, reality, fiction, novel.

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