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Stanley Elkin

Stanley ElkinAKA Stanley Lawrence Elkin

Born: 11-May-1930
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 31-May-1995
Location of death: St. Louis, MO
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Living End

Military service: US Army (drafted 1955)

Father: Philip Elkin
Mother: Zelda Feldman ("Tootsie")
Wife: Joan Marion Jacobsen (m. 1953, until his death)

    University: BA English Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1952)
    University: MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1953)
    University: PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1961)
    Professor: Washington University in St. Louis (1960-95)

    National Book Critics Circle Award 1983 for George Mills
    National Book Critics Circle Award 1995 for Mrs. Ted Bliss
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Heart Attack 1968
    Heart Bypass Operation 1985
    Risk Factors: Multiple Sclerosis

Author of books:
Boswell: A Modern Comedy (1964, novel)
Criers and Kibitzers, Kibitzers and Criers (1966, short stories)
A Bad Man (1967, novel)
The Dick Gibson Show (1972, novel)
Searches and Seizures (1973, novel, UK title Eligible Men)
The Franchiser (1976, novel)
The Living End (1979, short stories)
Stanley Elkin’s Greatest Hits (1980, anthology)
George Mills (1982, novel)
Stanley Elkin's The Magic Kingdom (1985)
The Rabbi of Lud (1987, novel)
The MacGuffin (1991, novel)
Pieces of Soap (1992, essays)
Van Gogh’s Room at Arles (1992, novella)
Mrs. Ted Bliss (1995, novel)



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