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The Resource Pieces of soap : essays, Stanley Elkin

Pieces of soap : essays, Stanley Elkin

Label
Pieces of soap : essays
Title
Pieces of soap
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Elkin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a wickedly witty touch, Elkins 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 814
  • 813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.L47
LC item number
P5 2016
Literary form
essays
Label
Pieces of soap : essays, Stanley Elkin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "With a new introduction by Sam Lipsyte" -- book cover
  • First published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1992
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An American in California
  • At the Academy Awards
  • The rest of the novel
  • Pieces of soap
  • Part two:
  • A preface to the sixties (but I am getting ahead of myself)
  • Introduction to The best American Short Stories of 1980
  • Foreword to Arthur Schnitzler, plays and stories
  • A le recherche du whoopee cushion
  • Introduction to Early Elkin
  • Part one:
  • 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
  • Performance and reality
  • The mild one
  • My tuxedo: a meditation
  • Three meetings
  • Some overrated masterpieces
  • Plot
  • Acts of scholarship
  • The law of average
  • What's in a name?
  • The first amendment as an art form
  • The muses are heard
Control code
ocn950901643
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 404 pages
Isbn
9781941040379
Lccn
2016020365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950901643
Label
Pieces of soap : essays, Stanley Elkin
Publication
Note
  • "With a new introduction by Sam Lipsyte" -- book cover
  • First published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1992
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An American in California
  • At the Academy Awards
  • The rest of the novel
  • Pieces of soap
  • Part two:
  • A preface to the sixties (but I am getting ahead of myself)
  • Introduction to The best American Short Stories of 1980
  • Foreword to Arthur Schnitzler, plays and stories
  • A le recherche du whoopee cushion
  • Introduction to Early Elkin
  • Part one:
  • 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
  • Performance and reality
  • The mild one
  • My tuxedo: a meditation
  • Three meetings
  • Some overrated masterpieces
  • Plot
  • Acts of scholarship
  • The law of average
  • What's in a name?
  • The first amendment as an art form
  • The muses are heard
Control code
ocn950901643
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 404 pages
Isbn
9781941040379
Lccn
2016020365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950901643

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