Stanley Elkin

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General Information

Name: Stanley Elkin

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: May 11, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York

Deceased: May 31, 1995 in St. Louis, Missouri

Illinois Connection

Elkin was raised in Chicago. He attended University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Elkin was an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist. He was a member of the English faculty at Washington University in St. Louis from 1960 until his death.

Published Works

  • Boswell: A Modern Comedy, 1964
  • Criers and Kibitzers, Kibitzers and Criers, 1966
  • A Bad Man, 1967
  • The Dick Gibson Show, 1971
  • Searches and Seizures, 1973
  • The Franchiser, 1976
  • The Living End, 1979
  • George Mills, 1982
  • The Magic Kingdom, 1985
  • Early Elkin, 1985
  • The Rabbi of Lud, 1987
  • The MacGuffin, 1991
  • Van Gogh's Room at Arles, 1993
  • Mrs. Ted Bliss, 1995

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Searches and Seizures

ISBN: 0879232536
Release Date: 1994-09-01

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George Mills

ISBN: 1564782921
Release Date: 2003-05-01

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Mrs. Ted Bliss (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))

ISBN: 1564783227
Release Date: 2002-04-01

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The Living End

ISBN: 0380728974
Release Date: 1996-12-01

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Magic Kingdom (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))

ISBN: 156478259X
Release Date: 2000-09-01

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Van Gogh's Room at Arles (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))

ISBN: 1564782808
Release Date: 2003-02-28

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Franchiser (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))

ISBN: 1564783057
Release Date: 2001-09-01

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Rabbi of Lud (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))

ISBN: 1564782700
Release Date: 2001-05-01

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Early Elkin

ISBN: 0917453034
Release Date: 1985-07

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Bad Man (American Literature Series)

ISBN: 1564783324
Release Date: 2003-09-01

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Criers and Kibitzers, Kibitzers and Criers: Criers & Kibitzers, Kibitzers & Criers

ISBN: 1564782344
Release Date: 2000-06-01

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Literary Awards

External Links

Stanley Elkin on WorldCat

Stanley Elkin on Amazon

Stanley Elkin on Wikipedia


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