The Magic Kingdom by Stanley Elkin

A Casebook
Casebooks
Edited by David C. Dougherty
With Robert Morace, Kellie Wells, Skip Willman

Abandoned by his wife and devastated by the death of his twelve-year old son, Eddy Bale becomes obsessed with the plight of terminally ill children and develops a plan to provide a last hurrah dream vacation for seven children who will never grow-up.

Eddy and his four dysfunctional chaperones journey to the entertainment capital of America—Disney World. Once they arrive, a series of absurdities characteristic of an Elkin novel—including a freak snowstorm and a run-in with a vengeful Mickey Mouse—transform Eddy’s idealistic wish into a fantastic nightmare.

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Edited by David C. Dougherty
With Robert Morace, Kellie Wells, Skip Willman
Publication: Casebooks
Format: Electronic book text
Language: eng
Contents

Introduction:
(PDF 3.47 MB)
Introduction: “‘Because Everything Has a Perfectly Reasonable Explanation.’ Our Ticket to Elkin’s Magic Kingdom.” by David C. Dougherty

“Stanley Elkin’s Magic Carnival”
(PDF 230 KB)
“Stanley Elkin’s Magic Carnival” by Robert Morace

“The ‘skirls …
(PDF 238 KB)
“The ‘skirls and screaks’ of ‘the deserving dead,’ Stanley Elkin’s Death-Defying Maximalism” by Kellie Wells

Misrecognition…
(PDF 289 KB)
“Misrecognition and the Gaze in Stanley Elkin’s The Magic Kingdom” by Skip Willman