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Stanley Elkin's 1971 Novel 'The Dick Gibson Show' Hailed As Literary Gem06:43
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New York Times literary critic and columnist Dwight Garner (@DwightGarner) joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss a recent edition of his "American Beauties" column, which highlights American novels — often old and out of print — that he thinks deserve acclaim.

Today, he talks about Stanley Elkin's 1971 novel "The Dick Gibson Show," which Garner calls "a landslide of language," offering gags, wordplay and "flights of fancy."

This segment aired on October 24, 2017.

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