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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marlys Marshall Styne  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1932 in Whitewater, Wisconsin

-- Marlys Marshall Styne on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Marlys Styne lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Styne retired in 1999 after 40 years of teaching in the English Department of Wright College, Chicago, where she was department chair for seven years and Wright's Distinguished Service Professor for 1995-96.

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Titles At Your Library

Reinventing Myself: Memoirs of a Retired Professor
ISBN: 0741432080

Infinity Publishing. 2010

Retired seven years, widowed six years, childless, seventy-three years old, depressed, the author set out to find contentment through reflection and writing. Reinventing Myself: Memoirs of a Retired Professor is a series of personal essays recounting that quest and some of the experiences that came before it. Ms. Styne advocates writing for everyone, and hopes to encourage people of all ages, especially her fellow senior citizens, to write.

Seniorwriting: A Brief Guide for Seniors Who Want to Write
ISBN: 0741442965

Infinity Publishing. 2013

Seniorwriting is a brief manual for senior citizens who need to record their valuable experiences and memories for themselves, their families, or posterity. It covers journaling and the benefits of personal writing to discover, to heal, and to reinvent. It offers short writing samples by the author based on some of her writing suggestions. Finally, it describes various methods of organizing, revising, editing, printing, self-publishing, and sharing life stories.

Elder Expectations: My Life in Rictameters
ISBN: 1435717716 2008

T.S. Eliot's J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons. I've measured mine, or at least part of it, with rictameters. These brief poems tell a bit about what it's like to be old, widowed, and retired in Chicago.



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