Richard G. Stern

(b. 1928)

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born in New York City, a professor of English at the University of Chicago, whose novels include Golk (1960), a satire on television production; Europe; or Up and Down with Baggish and Schreiber (1961), about U.S. civil service men in postwar Germany; In Any Case (1963), treating a father's fight to clear his dead son of a charge of treason while being essentially treasonable to him; Stitch (1965), depicting an aged, expatriate American sculptor modeled on Ezra Pound; Other Men's Daughters (1973), the story of a middle-aged Harvard professor who falls in love with a young student; and Natural Shocks (1978), treating a journalist having to cope with the subject of death. Stories are collected in Teeth, Dying, and Other Matters (1964), 1968: A Short Novel (1970), and Packages (1980). Essays appear in The Books in Fred Hampton's Apartment (1973). The Invention of the Real (1982) collects essays, poems, and short prose pieces.

Subjects: Literature.

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