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- DescriptionA prolific, popular writer takes on everything from the 1940s to E. L. Doctorow to blogging. Still on Call is the sixth and final collection of critically acclaimed velist and educator Richard Stern. 'Orderly miscellany' is the author's term for this aggregation of reflections, essays, reviews, reportage, commentary, and observations on writing and fellow writers, life, and contemporary culture. The collection's three sections, Coasting, Posting, and Hosting, contain pieces that range from reflections on becoming a writer in the 1940s to assessments of such major writers and close colleagues as E. L. Doctorow, Saul Below, and Donald Justice to topical offerings from Stern's popular blog for the New Republic. This wide-ranging collection is intended as the culmination of sixty years of the writing life but, first and foremost, as provocative entertainment. Stern is a prolific writer, and this selection of some of his highest-quality writing both educates and enthralls. Philip Roth gives this assessment of Still on Call : 'Stern's new miscellany reveals a literary mind of the first order, thinking in elegant prose about dozens of interesting subjects'.
- Author BiographyRichard Stern is the Helen Regenstein Emeritus Professor of English and of the Humanities at the University of Chicago, and the author of nineteen works of fiction and nonfiction. His novels include A Father's Words and Golk, and, most recently, What is What Was. Stern has been the subject of two books: The Writings of Richard Stern: The Education of an Intellectual Everyman by David Garret Izzo and Richard Stern by James Schiffer.
- Author(s)Richard Stern
- PublisherThe University of Michigan Press
- Date of Publication15/05/2010
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleWriters on Writing
- Place of PublicationAnn Arbor
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of Michigan Press
- Weight390 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine19 mm
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