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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Gustave Stern  

Pen Name: Richard G. Stern


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1928 in New York, N.Y.

Died: 2013 in Chicago

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Illinois Connection

Richard Stern lived in Chicago and taught literature and creative writing at the University of Chicago from 1955 - 2001.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard G. Stern was an American writer and educator. Graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chappel Hill, he went on to receive his Masters from Harvard and his PhD from the University of Iowa. Before landing at the University of Chicago, Stern taught at Connecticut College. He taught at the University of Chicago from 1955 - 2001 and retired as Helen A Regenstein Professor of English and American Literature.Stern was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Carl Sandburg Award, 1979, for Natural Shocks Heartland Award for best Non-Fiction book in 1995 for Sistermony Medal of Merit for the Novel, awarded to a novelist every 6 years by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1985

Selected Titles At Your Library

A father's words :
ISBN: 0877957916. OCLC Number: 12807444

Arbor House,. .

A sistermony /
ISBN: 1556114761. OCLC Number: 33439160

Primus/Donald I. Fine Books,. .

Almonds to zhoof :
ISBN: 0810151499. OCLC Number: 57357506

TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press,. .

Golk /
ISBN: 0226773191. OCLC Number: 16078539

University of Chicago Press,. .

Natural shocks /
ISBN: 0698108655. OCLC Number: 3089970

Coward, McCann & Geoghegan,. .

A high-flying journalist comes to ground in this brilliant and bittersweet novel about coming to terms with the traumas of life.

Noble rot :
ISBN: 0929968301. OCLC Number: 44682556

Another Chicago Press,. .

One person and another :
ISBN: 1880909065. OCLC Number: 28995904

Baskerville Publishers, Inc.,. .

"This book ... is intended as a companion volume to Noble Rot. stories 1949-1988"--Page (Note). Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other men's daughters
ISBN: 0525172459. OCLC Number: 717745

Dutton,. .

A middle-aged Harvard professor with a marriage gone sour falls in love with a young student and goes through the trauma of a divorce.

Other men's daughters
ISBN: 9781681371511. OCLC Number: 960940340

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Until the day of Merriwether's departure from the house--a month after his divorce--the Merriwether family looked like an ideally tranquil one we read on the first page of Other Men's Daughters. It is the late 1960s, and the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, are full of long-haired hippies decked out in colorful garb, but Dr. Robert Merriwether, who teaches at Harvard and has been married for a good long time, hardly takes note. Learned, curious, thoughtful, and a creature of habit, Merriwether is anything but an impulsive man, and yet over the summer, while Sarah, his wife, is away on vacation, he meets a summer student, Cynthia Ryder, and before long the two have fallen into bed and in love. Richard Stern's novel is an elegant and unnerving examination of just how cold and destructive a thing love, the origin of so much story and disorder, can be.

Pacific Tremors.
ISBN: 0810124254. OCLC Number: 148685785

Triquarterly Books,. .

Packages :
ISBN: 0698110412. OCLC Number: 6222525

Coward, McCann & Geoghegan,. .

Shares and other fictions /
ISBN: 0671780409. OCLC Number: 25163880

Delphinium Books ;. .

ISBN: 0586029001. OCLC Number: 877223290

Panther,. .

The position of the body /
ISBN: 0810107309. OCLC Number: 13821649

Northwestern University Press,. .

What is what was /
ISBN: 0226773256. OCLC Number: 48958099

University of Chicago Press,. .