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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Stanley Elkin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: May 11, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York

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Elkin was raised in Chicago. He attended University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Stanley Elkin was a novelist, short story writer, and essayist. He was a member of the English faculty at Washington University in St. Louis from 1960 until his death.


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