Stanley Elkin Summary

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  • 22 Literature Criticisms
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Biographies (4)

2,272 words, approx. 8 pages
Stanly Elkin was born in New York City on 11 May 1930 and was raised in Chicago. His father, a traveling salesman with a gift for storytelling, probably exerted the single most important influence on ... Read more
1,693 words, approx. 6 pages
Among American-Jewish writers, Stanley Elkin has a very special place. Like other writers of his American-born generation, he deals with a heritage rather than the personal experience of immigration o... Read more
7,321 words, approx. 25 pages
When Stanley Elkin died in 1995, he had already fallen into the dreaded category of "a writer's writer." Although literary critics and fellow novelists continued to celebrate his daring, zany innovati... Read more
9,528 words, approx. 32 pages
Fond of fracturing readers' expectations, Stanley Elkin made his most profound impact on his fellow writers. Toward the end of his life, his books were falling out of print, and only specialized editi... Read more