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Richard Gustave Stern

Born: 1928 in New York, N.Y.
Died: 2013 in Chicago

Pen Name: Richard G. Stern

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

Biography: 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

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Richard Gustave Stern on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

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

Arbor House, New York : ©1986.

A sistermony /
ISBN: 1556114761 OCLC: 33439160

Primus/Donald I. Fine Books, New York : 1996.

Almonds to zhoof :
ISBN: 0810151499 OCLC: 57357506

TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill. : 2005.

Golk /
ISBN: 0226773191 OCLC: 16078539

University of Chicago Press, Chicago : 1987.

Natural shocks /
ISBN: 0698108655 OCLC: 3089970

Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York : ©1978.

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: 44682556

Another Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill. : ©1989.

One person and another :
ISBN: 1880909065 OCLC: 28995904

Baskerville Publishers, Inc., Dallas : 1993.

"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: 9781681371511 OCLC: 960940340

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.

Other men's daughters
ISBN: 0525172459 OCLC: 717745

Dutton, New York, 1973.

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.

Pacific Tremors.
ISBN: 0810124254 OCLC: 148685785

Triquarterly Books, 2007.

Packages :
ISBN: 0698110412 OCLC: 6222525

Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York : ©1980.

Shares and other fictions /
ISBN: 0671780409 OCLC: 25163880

Delphinium Books ; Harrison, N.Y. : ©1992.

ISBN: 0586029001 OCLC: 877223290

Panther, London : 1969.

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

Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill. : 1986.

What is what was /
ISBN: 0226773256 OCLC: 48958099

University of Chicago Press, Chicago : ©2002.