A Modern Comedy

eBook - 2010
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Elkin's striking debut: The story of one man's comic attempts at immortality. James Boswell is a professional strongman and a wrestler. He is also a loveable leech who amasses friends of wealth and influence as his own insurance policy against death, an obsession that leads him from coast to coast, crashing parties and mentioning any celebrity whose name will grant him an ounce of social currency. But when those around him begin dying, Boswell is forced to confront his own mortality and determine once and for all how to find permanence in an ephemeral world. Poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, Boswell is Elkin's engaging novel of one man's desperate attempts to outmaneuver death, and an acerbic take on the follies of the American Dream. 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Open Road Media : Made available through hoopla, 2010
ISBN: 9781453204108
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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