Stanley Elkin's the Magic Kingdom Analysis

Stanley Elkin

Literary Techniques

The Magic Kingdom is among Elkin's less technically innovative novels, but it is brilliantly constructed around the paradox of a...

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Ideas for Group Discussions

Reading groups might find sharing their responses to Elkin's version of Disney World valuable, especially in that most of us have experience...

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Social Concerns

Although Elkin determined, after completing George Mills (1982), to give up writing because he felt that he had put everything he had...

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Literary Precedents

An interviewer once asked Elkin what other writers were doing the kind of thing he was doing, and Elkin answered that, as far as he knew,...

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