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Shouting down the silence : a biography of Stanley Elkin

Author: David C Dougherty
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2010.
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From the publication of his second novel, "A Bad Man, in 1967" to his death in 1995, Elkin was tormented by the desire for both material and artistic success. This book presents a complete biography  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Named Person: Stanley Elkin; Stanley Elkin; Stanley Elkin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Dougherty
ISBN: 9780252091018 0252091019
OCLC Number: 708738127
Description: 1 online resource (x, 281 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. ""A Sum of Private Frequencies""""; ""2. When Stanley Elkin Was a Little Boy: New York and Chicago, 1930-48""; ""3. College, Graduate School, and the Army, 1948-57""; ""4. Family Crises, Graduate School, and a Literary Career, 1957-60""; ""5. ""Become a Strong Man"": St. Louis, Europe, First Base, Full Houses, and the Big Time, 1960-65""; ""6. ""Convicted of His Character"": Kibitzers, A Bad Man, Additions, and Catastrophe, 1965-68"" ""7. ""Strange Displacements of the Ordinary"": Recovery and The Dick Gibson Show, 1968-70""""8. ""BlessÃ?d Form"": Novellas, a Sabbatical Year Abroad, and a Death Sentence, 1971-73""; ""9. ""Making America Look Like America"": Hollywood Beckons, a Breakthrough Novel, and a Cane, 1974-77""; ""10. Heaven and Hell, St. Louis and Mexico, the First Crusade, and South America: Life's Greatest Hits and a Major Disappointment, 1978-82""; ""11. Disney World and Alaskan Rabbis: A Masterpiece, a Flop, the Elkin Essay, and More Bad Medical News, 1983-88"" ""12. ""But I Am Getting Ahead of Myself"": Back to the Movies, Another Trilogy, More Awards, and the Last Years, 1989-94""""13. ""The Stanley Elkin Chair"": The Silence Descends, Posthumous Fiction, and Awards""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Responsibility: David C. Dougherty.

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"In a biography of focus and fire, Dougherty portrays Elkin ... in all his courage, persistence, and molten creativity and makes an open-and-shutcase for Elkin's scouring, epoch-defining, and Read more...

 
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