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Pieces of soap

Stanley Elkin

Pieces of soap

essays

by Stanley Elkin

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American essays

  • About the Edition

    With a wickedly witty touch, Elkin"s essays takes readers on a tour of American life in the 20th century. Stanley Elkin was one of our great American writers. A divine exploiter of the idiocies and intricacies of our language, as John Irving put it, and nowhere is that more clear than this collection of essays, which find Elkin wresting hilarity and heartbreak from the most unlikely of sources.

    Edition Notes

    StatementStanley Elkin
    ContributionsLipsyte, Sam, 1968- writer of introduction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3555.L47 P5 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 404 pages
    Number of Pages404
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27235734M
    ISBN 101941040373
    ISBN 109781941040379
    LC Control Number2016020365
    OCLC/WorldCa950901643

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Twenty-nine high-wire acts that prove Elkin (The Pieces of soap book, ; The Rabbi of Lud,etc.) one of our zaniest acrobats of the acerb since Perelman.

Elkin wrote these pieces over the past ten years or so, as personal reminiscences or as introductions to his own reprint volumes or to story collections by others.

As ever, one stands in the blast as Elkin goes into meltdown. Editorial Reviews. In his fiction Elkin interested himself in vocation (a bail bondsman, a D.J., a franchiser, etc.), whereas his essays revolve around his own proclivities and peccadilloes, so the voice that sings from Pieces of Soap is entirely Elkin's [His] inimitable language is an exuberant blend of high allusions and colloquial registers, as bounce-and-pop Brand: Tin House Books.

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There is the usual flap copy (summary of the contents in the front, author biography in. His critically acclaimed works include the National Book Critics Circle Award-winners George Mills () and Mrs. Ted Bliss (), as well as the National Book Award finalists The Dick Gibson Show (), Searches & Seizures (), and The MacGuffin ().

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