Pieces of Soap

Pieces of Soap


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With a wickedly witty touch, Elkin’s essays takes readers on a tour of American life in the 20th century.

Stanley Elkin was one of our great American writers. “A divine exploiter of the idiocies and intricacies of our language,” as John Irving put it, and nowhere is that more clear than this collection of essays, which find Elkin wresting hilarity and heartbreak from the most unlikely of sources.

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ISBN-13: 9781941040379
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,163,029
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Stanley Elkin (1930-1995) was an award-winning novelist, storywriter, and essayist. He lived in St. Louis, MO.

Sam Lipsyteis the author of the story collectionsVenus Drive(named one of the top twenty-five books of its year by theVoice Literary Supplement) andThe Fun Partsand three novels:The Ask,The Subject Steve,andHome Land, which was aNew York TimesNotable Book and received the first annualBelieverBook Award. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. He lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.

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