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Author Stanley Elkin on Writing and Multiple Sclerosis

Elkin has been called "one of the most entertaining stylists in contemporary American fiction." His novels include, "The MacGuffin," "The Magic Kingdom," and others. His latest collection of of novellas is "Van Gogh's Room at Arles." Elkin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis twenty years ago. He'll talk about his writing and his life and how it's changed since the disease has progressed.

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Other segments from the episode on March 15, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 15, 1993: Interview with Stanley Elkin; Commentary on Mississippi John Hurt; Interview with Fae Myenne Ng; Review of Edward Said's book "Culture and Imperialism."

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