Van Gogh's Room at Arles

Van Gogh's Room at Arles

Three Novellas

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
In a trio of novellas, a wheelchair-bound professor presides over an out-of-control student party, the spurned fiance of the Prince of England pens her expose memoirs, and the winner of a foundation grant searches for his scholarly identity among his academic peers

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

In a trio of novellas, a wheelchair-bound professor presides over an out-of-control student party, the spurned fiance+a7e of the Prince of England pens her expose+a7 memoirs, and the winner of a foundation grant searches for his scholarly identity among his academic peers.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [1993]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9781562829377
1562829378
Branch Call Number: FICTION ELKIN
Characteristics: 312 pages ; 22 cm

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