Simon & Schuster
24 cm. Introduction / by Helen Vendler -- Performance and reality -- Plot -- Acts of scholarship -- The law of average -- What's in a name? -- The First Amendment as an art form -- The muses are heard -- An American in California -- At the Academy Awards -- The rest of the novel -- Pieces of soap -- A preface to the sixties (but I am getting ahead of myself) -- Introduction to The best American short stories 1980 -- Foreword to Arthur Schnitzler, plays and stories -- A la recherche du whoopee cushion -- Introduction to Early Elkin -- Introduction to The six-year-old man -- Introduction to The coffee room -- Foreword to Criers and kibitzers, kibitzers and criers -- My father's life -- My middle age -- Why I live where I live -- Where I read what I read -- A Kinsey report -- My shirt tale -- Summer : a true confession -- The mild one -- My tuxedo : a meditation -- Three meetings -- Some overrated masterpieces. Also issued online. by Stanley Elkin. Book
LC: PS3555.L47; Dewey: 813/.54
ISBN: 0671734423; 9780671734428; 0671797859; 9780671797850 LCCN: 91-37973
Review copy - uncorrected proof
Collection of essays by the author on various topics from the first amendment to show business.