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Shouting Down the Silence: A Biography of Stanley Elkin

David C Dougherty

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ISBN 10: 0252035089 / ISBN 13: 9780252035081
Published by University of Illinois Press, 2010
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Title: Shouting Down the Silence: A Biography of ...

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition - may be Reissue.

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From the publication of his second novel, 'A Bad Man, in 1967' to his death in 1995, Elkin was tormented by the desire for both material and artistic success. This book presents a complete biography of Stanley Elkin, a pre-eminent novelist who consistently won high marks from critics.

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"A very fine literary biography as well as an extremely impressive work of literary scholarship. Dougherty does a remarkable job of presenting Elkin's more challenging texts in accessible terms, while eloquently and insightfully telling the story of Elkin's persistence in creating literature against the context of his battle with physical afflictions. Shouting Down the Silence accurately depicts Elkin as the hero of American letters he always refused to acknowledge himself as being." -- Peter J. Bailey

"In a biography of focus and fire, Dougherty portrays Elkin ... in all his courage, persistence, and molten creativity and makes an open-and-shutcase for Elkin's scouring, epoch-defining, and life-embracing books."--"Booklist"

"A thoroughly reliable portrait of a neglected novelist."--"Kirkus Reviews"

"A fine exploration of [Stanley Elkin's] complex personality."--"St. Louis Post-Dispatch""A very fine literary biography as well as an extremely impressive work of literary scholarship. Dougherty does a remarkable job of presenting Elkin's more challenging texts in accessible terms, while eloquently and insightfully telling the story of Elkin's persistence in creating literature against the context of his battle with physical afflictions. "Shouting Down the Silence" accurately depicts Elkin as the hero of American letters he always refused to acknowledge himself as being."--Peter J. Bailey, author of "Reading Stanley Elkin"

"A fine exploration of [Stanley Elkin's] complex personality."--"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

"A very fine literary biography as well as an extremely impressive work of literary scholarship. Dougherty does a remarkable job of presenting Elkin's more challenging texts in accessible terms, while eloquently and insightfully telling the story of Elkin's persistence in creating literature against the context of his battle with physical afflictions. "Shouting Down the Silence" accurately depicts Elkin as the hero of American letters he always refused to acknowledge himself as being. --Peter J. Bailey, author of "Reading Stanley Elkin""

"In a biography of focus and fire, Dougherty portrays Elkin ... in all his courage, persistence, and molten creativity and makes an open-and-shutcase for Elkin s scouring, epoch-defining, and life-embracing books."--"Booklist""

"A fine exploration of [Stanley Elkin's] complex personality."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A very fine literary biography as well as an extremely impressive work of literary scholarship. Dougherty does a remarkable job of presenting Elkin's more challenging texts in accessible terms, while eloquently and insightfully telling the story of Elkin's persistence in creating literature against the context of his battle with physical afflictions. Shouting Down the Silence accurately depicts Elkin as the hero of American letters he always refused to acknowledge himself as being."--Peter J. Bailey, author of Reading Stanley Elkin



"A thoroughly reliable portrait of a neglected novelist."--Kirkus Reviews



"In a biography of focus and fire, Dougherty portrays Elkin ... in all his courage, persistence, and molten creativity and makes an open-and-shutcase for Elkin's scouring, epoch-defining, and life-embracing books."--Booklist

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