Richard Elman - Quotes

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I jabbered too much in class about all the Russian writers whom I admired for being, among other things, uncouth and somewhat humorously melodramatic, such as Gogol and Dostoyevsky, just as it was in my own household when I was growing up. ---->>>

I can recall photographs of Comrade Ulbricht being embraced by Comrade Brezhnev, which must have been like putting your arms around Grant's Tomb. ---->>>

My own father used to boast to me of biting off a man's ear in a street fight. ---->>>

Now, past middle age, with so many books written I still care about and only a few still in print, I know the feeling of being overlooked. ---->>>

If I wanted to be Rimbaud, what was I doing in graduate school? Trying to stay out of the army, of course. Graduate study gave me a draft deferment. But I also knew I lacked erudition and polish and was often sunk in forlorn reveries. ---->>>

If you're famous and supposedly wise, it's always a good idea to have a tape recorder in the room. Never can tell when you might spew out a line or two worth printing somewhere. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 04-23, 1934
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Die: 12-31, 1997
Occupation: Novelist

Richard M. Elman (April 23, 1934 – December 31, 1997) was a novelist, poet, journalist, and teacher. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Yiddish-speaking and came to the United States at the turn of the 20th century from Russo-Poland. His boyhood is captured in his comic novel Fredi & Shirl & The Kids: An Autobiography In Fables (wikipedia)