Lauren Elkin

Standard Name: Elkin, Lauren

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Literary responses Deborah Levy
Elkin judged that Levy's first and second novels deploy a new poetics to describe postmodern life, reflecting the author's fervent imagery and sweeping ambition.
Elkin, Lauren, and Deborah Levy. “Introduction”. Beautiful Mutants and Swallowing Geography. Two Early Novels, Bloomsbury, 2015, p. vii - xiii.
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Literary responses Deborah Levy
Lauren Elkin argued that here the novelist voices her sense of the absurd more elegiacally than in her first novel.
Elkin, Lauren, and Deborah Levy. “Introduction”. Beautiful Mutants and Swallowing Geography. Two Early Novels, Bloomsbury, 2015, p. vii - xiii.
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Textual Features Deborah Levy
The detached wryness of this book reminded Lauren Elkin of Djuna Barnes .
Elkin, Lauren, and Deborah Levy. “Introduction”. Beautiful Mutants and Swallowing Geography. Two Early Novels, Bloomsbury, 2015, p. vii - xiii.
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The characters are rootless as well as detached.Lapinski, a Russian migrant living hand-to-mouth in the underbelly of London, tells the...

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