Criers and Kibitzers, Kibitzers and Criers

American Literature Series
Stanley Elkin
Preface by Stanley Elkin

These nine stories reveal a dazzling variety of styles, tones and subject matter. Among them are some of Stanley Elkin’s finest, including the fabulistic “On a Field, Rampant,” the farcical “Perlmutter at the East Pole,” and the stylized “A Poetics for Bullies.” Despite the diversity of their form and matter, each of these stories shares Elkin’s nimble, comic, antic imagination, a dedication to the value of form and language, and a concern with a single theme: the tragic inadequacy of a simplistic response to life.

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Preface by Stanley Elkin
Publication: American Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 272
ISBN-13: 9781564782342
GTIN13: 9781564782342
Publication date: 6/1/2000
Language: eng
List price: $12.95