A POETICS FOR BULLIES STANLEY ELKIN PDF

Shelves: general-fiction Sometimes an author who is very obviously right up your alley inexplicably manages to slip underneath your radar, and when you discover him years later you find yourself faced with a huge backlist and gnashing your teeth that you did not come across this astonishing body of work earlier. Stanley Elkin is just such a case for me; by all rights, I should have stumbled over him in the early to mid eighties when I was discovering contemporary American literature for myself and started reading the Sometimes an author who is very obviously right up your alley inexplicably manages to slip underneath your radar, and when you discover him years later you find yourself faced with a huge backlist and gnashing your teeth that you did not come across this astonishing body of work earlier. Stanley Elkin is just such a case for me; by all rights, I should have stumbled over him in the early to mid eighties when I was discovering contemporary American literature for myself and started reading the likes of Thomas Pynchon, John Barth and Robert Coover. Instead, I first enountered him as late as through a series of posts on one of the blogs I follow. All his characters ride a delusional wave, seeking meaning in a fast-moving whirlwind where humanity is elusive and pain is prevalent. This collection of existential comedies is full of sad souls meandering urban spaces like dirty laundry left behind in the laundromat.

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Shelves: general-fiction Sometimes an author who is very obviously right up your alley inexplicably manages to slip underneath your radar, and when you discover him years later you find yourself faced with a huge backlist and gnashing your teeth that you did not come across this astonishing body of work earlier. Stanley Elkin is just such a case for me; by all rights, I should have stumbled over him in the early to mid eighties when I was discovering contemporary American literature for myself and started reading the Sometimes an author who is very obviously right up your alley inexplicably manages to slip underneath your radar, and when you discover him years later you find yourself faced with a huge backlist and gnashing your teeth that you did not come across this astonishing body of work earlier.

Stanley Elkin is just such a case for me; by all rights, I should have stumbled over him in the early to mid eighties when I was discovering contemporary American literature for myself and started reading the likes of Thomas Pynchon, John Barth and Robert Coover. Instead, I first enountered him as late as through a series of posts on one of the blogs I follow. All his characters ride a delusional wave, seeking meaning in a fast-moving whirlwind where humanity is elusive and pain is prevalent.

This collection of existential comedies is full of sad souls meandering urban spaces like dirty laundry left behind in the laundromat. Bodegas turn into temples of remorse. City parks become doom-ridden sanctuaries. Apartments turn into asylums. And every story feels like a complicated joke with a Stanley Elkin is the king of writing about the half glass empty. And every story feels like a complicated joke with a heart-bruising punchline, reading like Beckett on the Borscht Belt.

Metaphor is everything with Elkin. Like cowboys on television hanging up their gun belts to go to a dance. I would rather be a mustached bum than clean-shaven clerk. Sure I will. When they pay anarchists! When they subsidize the hip! When they give grants to throw bombs!

When they shell out for gainsaying. The rush of water was like applause.

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Stanley Elkin

Biography[ edit ] Elkin was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn , New York , and grew up in Chicago from age three onwards. During this period he was drafted and served in the U. Army from to In Elkin married Joan Marion Jacobson. He was a member of the English faculty at Washington University in St. Louis from until his death, and battled multiple sclerosis for most of his adult life. In , he signed the " Writers and Editors War Tax Protest " pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War.

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A POETICS FOR BULLIES STANLEY ELKIN PDF

Voodoosida How would you describe the family conflict in the story? He grieves his gamy grief. I lean over the rail. I looked at his face, his clear skin, and guessed at the bones, white as beached wood. That night I painted his name on the side of the gymnasium in enormous letters.

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