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Boswell

(1964)
A Modern Comedy
A novel by

 
BOSWELL is Stanley Elkin's first and funniest novel: the comic odyssey of a twentieth-century groupie who collects celebrities as his insurance policy against death. James Boswell--strong man, professional wrestler (his most heroic match is with the Angel of Death)-- is a con man, a gate crasher, and a moocher of epic talent. He is also the "hero of one of the most original novel in years" (Oakland Tribune)--a man on the make for all the great men of his time--his logic being that if you can't be a lion, know a pride of them. Can he cheat his way out of mortality? "No serious funny writer in this country can match him" (New York Times Book Review).

 
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Paperback Editions

April 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Boswell: A Modern Comedy (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
Author(s): Stanley Elkin, Elkin Stanley
ISBN: 1-56478-174-7 / 978-1-56478-174-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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July 1987 : UK Paperback
Title: Boswell
Author(s): Stanley Elkin
ISBN: 0-09-952220-9 / 978-0-09-952220-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 1986 : USA Paperback
Title: Boswell
Author(s): Stanley Elkin
ISBN: 0-525-48131-1 / 978-0-525-48131-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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August 1980 : USA Paperback
Title: Boswell
Author(s): Stanley Elkin
ISBN: 0-446-95538-8 / 978-0-446-95538-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Boswell: A Modern Comedy
Author(s): Stanley Elkin
ISBN: 1-5318-0190-0 / 978-1-5318-0190-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Boswell: A Modern Comedy
Author(s): Stanley Elkin
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Boswell: A Modern Comedy
Author(s): Stanley Elkin
Publisher: Open Road Media
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