Authors: Stanley Elkin
Stanley and Joan Elkin pose with their children in front of an oil painting of Elkin at the Olin Library at Washington University in 1992. The painting was completed and installed in 1991.
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Portions of this book originally appeared in
Tri-Quarterly and Works in Progress
copyright © 1985 by Stanley Elkin
cover design by Milan Bozic
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