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eBook The Macguffin download

by Stanley Elkin

eBook The Macguffin download ISBN: 0671673246
Author: Stanley Elkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 1, 1991)
Language: English
Pages: 283
ePub: 1351 kb
Fb2: 1234 kb
Rating: 4.5
Other formats: azw lit mobi rtf
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Literary

Stanley Lawrence Elkin (May 11, 1930 – May 31, 1995) was an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist.

Stanley Lawrence Elkin (May 11, 1930 – May 31, 1995) was an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist. His extravagant, satirical fiction revolves around American consumerism, popular culture, and male–female relationships. Elkin was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Chicago from age three onwards. He did both his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, receiving a bachelor's degree in English in 1952 and a P.

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How does Stanley Elkin make magic, book after book? .

How does Stanley Elkin make magic, book after book? Well, sentence after sentence, word after word, is how. By an unappeasable curiosity about the country's and the heart's works is ho. A bountiful novel about the mind of a most uncommon City Commissioner of Streets, The MacGuffin flies through the air with the greatest ease while keeping a quizzical eye open for every spiritual pothole, psychological traffic snarl, and stuck cultural stoplight. Elkin is one of the grand originals of American fiction-as death haunted as Samuel Beckett, as funny as S. J. Perelman. Elkin simply cannot bear to produce a lifeless sentence.

I’d like to express my gratitude to the Rockefeller Foundation for putting Joan and me up in Ballagio on Lake Como over in Italy in the villa they run there for the villaless, where I not only wrote part of and got a pretty good handle on the rest of The MacGuffin, but also managed to spend the five happiest weeks of.

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You know that, don’t you? I’m rubbing it in. I come, uninvited, to your apartment on a day you’re off duty. I seem to interrupt you at a time when you’re about to go out. ently nothing better to do, I proceed to abuse you by pretending I’m drunk. Strictly speaking, sir, I’m an officer of the law. I’m never off duty. You’ve no shame, have you?. What would I be ashamed of?. Druff studied the man, a fellow he knew to be his own age. Up there. An AARP card in his wallet.

Deeply humorous and engaging, The MacGuffin is a striking exploration of obsession and the imaginative story of a man struggling against his own frailty to regain control of his life.

A municipal employee sets out to unravel a murder-and save himself from the split personality that is pushing him to the brink At age fifty-eight, Robert Druff’s destructive alter ego has begun to take over his life. Deeply humorous and engaging, The MacGuffin is a striking exploration of obsession and the imaginative story of a man struggling against his own frailty to regain control of his life. This ebook features rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate and from the Stanley Elkin archives at Washington University in St. Louis. Fiction Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Bobbo Druff, a coca leaf-chewing street commissioner "on the cusp of just-past-it, " transforms his mid-life crisis into a paranoid web of mysterious events in a plot reminiscent of Hitchcock.

Elkin's strength as a writer lies in his arch, tricky, pyrotechnical style, and his ability to fuse horror and humor in each "seizure  .

Bobbo Druff, the fifty-eight-year-old commissioner of streets, finds his ordinary life turned upside down by a series of bizarre events and the people in his life--his wife, his son, his new lover, and his chauffeur