Van Gogh’s room at Arles : three novellas


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Elkin, Stanley


Keyword(s):
College teachers -- Fiction. People with disabilities -- Fiction. College teachers Fiction People with disabilities Fiction


Year:
1993


Pages:
312 p.


Publisher:
Hyperion


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
26260652


Label:
Box 110


Notes:
22 cm. Her sense of timing -- Town crier exclusive, confessions of a Princess manquÈ -- Van Gogh's room at Arles. Also issued online. Stanley Elkin. Book


URLS:
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1309/92024802-d.html Materials specified: Publisher descriptionhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1309/92024802-d.htmlhttp://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9781562829377.pdf Materials specified: Inhaltsverzeichnis


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: PS3555.L47; Dewey: 813/.54


ISBN:
ISBN: 1562829378; 9781562829377 LCCN: 92-24802


Work type:
Fiction (fic)


Edition:
1st


Abstract:
Compared glowingly with the work of such literary masters as Faulkner, Joyce, Kafka, Beckett, and S.J. Perelman, the fiction of Stanley Elkin defies easy description or categorization - even as it defines literature at its most challenging and rewarding. No less estimable contemporary talents than John Irving, Robert Coover, John Gardner, and Richard Ford have rhapsodized - with both reverence and relish - over Elkin's dazzling originality of theme and spellbinding, playful command of language. A wheelchair-bound professor is abandoned by his wife at the worst possible time, leaving him to preside - helplessly - over a party for his students that is careening out of control ... The spurned fiancee of the Prince of England pens her furious memoirs for public consumption in a series of outrageous tabloid exposes ... And in the title work, a man awarded a foundation grant searches for his scholarly identity in a land of academic giants. Van Gogh's Room at Arles finds the profound and prodigiously creative Stanley Elkin at the peak of his powers, with three astonishing novellas that throw off wit and wisdom like sparks from the grindstone of their author's imagination.


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