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The MacGuffin

Stanley Elkin

The MacGuffin

by Stanley Elkin

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Published by Linden Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

132,321

StatementStanley Elkin.
The Physical Object
Pagination283 p. cm.
Number of Pages283
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23260521M
ISBN 100671673246

Alfred Hitchcock liked to call it the 'MacGuffin' -- the mysterious object in a spy thriller that sets the whole chain of events into motion. But despite the supposed centrality of the MacGuffin, a Hitchcock movie is always about something else. What is a MacGuffin To The Man Who Popularized The Concept " the thing that the characters on the screen worry about but the audience doesn't care about." Originally coined by Alfred Hitchcock, this concept is one of those things that's easy to spot but difficult to explain—like, say, the Nickelback fandom.

Publisher’s description: The MacGuffin, established in , is a national literary magazine published by Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. Our 6 x 9” perfect-bound publication features high-quality poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. It also features artwork, including prints, drawings, and black and white : Newpages. Synonyms for MacGuffin in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for MacGuffin. 1 synonym for MacGuffin: McGuffin. What are synonyms for MacGuffin?

  Through a MacGuffin, a story can be fueled by pure desire—obsession, revenge, greed, will—even if the object in question has no underlying value. Author: Stephen Kearse. The MacGuffin. [Stanley Elkin] -- Narrates forty hours in the life of Bobbo Druff, City Commissioner of Streets, aged fifty-eight whose ordered world becomes suddenly more complicated. Book: All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Elkin. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages.


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When the man in charge begins to feel out of control, Elkin (The Rabbi of Lud, ) has a situation tailormade for displaying his virtuosity&#;but this time around the humor, plot, and theme seem as tired and over the hill as the hero.

Recently, year-old Bobbo Druff, the city's appointed Commissioner of Streets, has been feeling as if he's "somehow mysteriously lost.

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The MacGuffin is an international publication based out of Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. Published three times a year, we strive to usher in the best poetry, fiction, and artwork that we receive to the literary community. The MacGuffin is like a wild card which can be inserted to stand for anything.

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