Stanley Elkins Greatest Hits Stanley Elkin

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Stanley Elkins Greatest Hits  by  Stanley Elkin

Stanley Elkins Greatest Hits by Stanley Elkin
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Collects the most amusing and perceptive passages from the acclaimed comics previous books, including selections from The Dick Gibson Show, The Franchiser, and The Living End which reveal the humorous side of American life.From the Foreword byMoreCollects the most amusing and perceptive passages from the acclaimed comics previous books, including selections from The Dick Gibson Show, The Franchiser, and The Living End which reveal the humorous side of American life.From the Foreword by Robert Coover ...Stanley Elkin also shares with comedians a zest for bizarrely elaborated routines, the extended metaphor, prodigious sales pitches, and show-off shaggy-dogging--see Isidore Feldmans madcap lessons to his son, for example, or Bernie Perks altogether shaggy confession on Dick Gibsons radio show--but his Greatest Hits, as you will discover, is no mere anthology of famous Elkin routines.

His is a voice unique among all our writers--Nothing but genre blindness could prevent us from seeing that there is no warmer, wealthier poetry being written in our time, William Gass has declared--and through that voice emerges a whole story about a whole man, a kind of a parodic seven ages of man (there might have been more, one supposes, if there had been more books) from the Edenic Making of Ashenden and Feldmans boyhood through Perks passion, the midlife crises of the transients Poor Bertie and Jimmy (The Masked Playboy) Boswell, to Mr.

Softees power failure and Ellerbees life in the Hereafter.



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