Van Gogh's Room at Arles
Three witty and poignant novellas from a twentieth-century literary master at the peak of his craft Van Gogh’s Room at Arles is Stanley Elkin’s second collection of novellas, a razor-sharp exploration of three characters suffering under the weight of intellectual, physical, and social burdens. In the collection’s title story, Elkin writes of an insecure professor’s scholarly retreat with the most accomplished members of his field. “Her Sense of Timing” is a story of a man who, though confined to a wheelchair, attempts to throw a party without the help of his absent wife. And in “Confessions of a Princess Manque,” Elkin writes of the Prince of Wales’s love affair with a common woman in a parody of a sensationalist tabloid story. 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.
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VAN GOGH'S ROOM AT ARLES: Three NovellasUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
From Elkin (The MacGuffin, Pieces of Soap, etc.), three novellas that limn with controlled passion and wry humor the anguish of disjointedness—of not quite catching "the beautiful ruin of the world ... Read full review
Van Gogh's room at Arles: three novellasUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In "Her Sense of Timing,'' a professor of political geography paralyzed by a "degenerative neurological disease'' (obviously the multiple sclerosis that also affects Elkin) tries to host a party ... Read full review