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Stern, Richard 1928-2013

Overview
Works: 73 works in 307 publications in 8 languages and 10,880 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  College stories  Short stories  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Librettist
Classifications: PS3569.T39, 813.54
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Other men's daughters by Richard Stern( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Natural shocks by Richard Stern( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and French and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-flying journalist comes to ground in this brilliant and bittersweet novel about coming to terms with the traumas of life Fred Wursup has an enviable existence. Paid to travel around the world ?harvesting the annual crop of stars and villains,? he has a beautiful geophysicist girlfriend and a friendly relationship with his ex-wife, Susannah, whose living room he can see into from the roof of his Lexington Avenue apartment. His latest book, a collective portrait of brilliant but flawed leaders called Down the American Drain, had the good fortune to be published at the height of the Watergate scandal, sending it to the top of the bestseller lists. A new assignment, however, threatens to bring an end to Wursup{u2019}s recent string of successes. Asked to write an article on dying{u2014}still ?undiscovered country,? according to his editor{u2014}he becomes unsettled by the seemingly random course of his life, the nature of his work, and the mortality that surrounds him. A troubled playwright he once profiled commits suicide. His elderly father, a retired meter reader who writes poetry about the last years of famous old men, seems to be on the verge of something drastic. Cicia, a young woman dying of cancer at St. Vincent{u2019}s Hospital, is gorgeous, vibrant, and doomed, and Wursup just might be falling in love with her. A charming and richly intelligent story about the disasters, major and minor, that are bound to happen to us all, Natural Shocks showcases the fine craftsmanship and depth of feeling that have established Richard Stern as one of America{u2019}s most admired authors
Stitch by Richard Stern( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the world's most beautiful cities, an aging sculptor serves as an inspiration and a warning to two aspiring artists Pursuing literary glory, Edward Gunther gives up his job as a copywriter, sells everything he owns, and moves with his wife and three children from Chicago to Venice. But success does not come as quickly or as painlessly as Edward had hoped. During his first month in Italy, he struggles to get his essays published, argues with his wife about the family finances, and embarks on an unsteady affair with Nina Callahan, an American poet who insists on keeping him at arm's le
A father's words : a novel by Richard Stern( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cy Riemer--fifty-ish, divorced, and father of four--surveys the dispersal of his family with a mixture of anxiety, humor, sadness, and pride. In this wry, moving, and wise novel, Richard Stern offers his masterful portrait of Cy as the quintessential caring yet controlling parent, a relentless seeker of self-knowledge whose search is intensified through conflicts with his brilliant, ne'er-do-well son Jack. The "manipulation of a smart, sane, self-justifying narrator ... is not the least of Stern's achievements in this delicate fabrication of tough prose and tender adjustment of sentiment."--Back cover (Geoffrey Wolff, Los Angeles Times)
Honey and wax; pleasures and powers of narrative by Richard Stern( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from narratives by such authors as Henry James, Yeats and Nabokov
Almonds to zhoof : collected stories by Richard Stern( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection demonstrates Stern's astonishing ability to portray people from all walks of life, their flawed relationships to ideas, their sometimes bizarre relationships with lovers and friends, their often brilliant, if skewed, appraisals of themselves. The stories always reflect an abiding compassion for his characters whoever they are and whatever their origins. All exist within the politics and workplaces and bedrooms of the real world. All are incorrigibly human
Pacific tremors by Richard Stern( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ez Keneret and Wendell Spear watch their Hollywood careers fade away
The books in Fred Hampton's apartment by Richard Stern( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golk by Richard Stern( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

?The first really good book I have read about television.? {u2014}Norman Mailer In midcentury America, one man is determined to take over the airwaves with a program as audacious as it is entertaining. Bald, bombastic, and irresistible, Golk is his name and You{u2019}re On Camera is his show. To ?golk? someone is to trick her, on camera, into betraying her true nature. The more combative the personality, the better the joke, and to help trap his victims Golk enlists a team of misfits, including Herbert Hondorp, a scholarly layabout turned photogenic decoy, and Jeanine Hendricks, a twenty-three-old debutante with a bitter worldview. But Golk has bigger plans than just catching average Manhattanites unawares. As popular as You{u2019}re On Camera has become, he knows the show is capable of making a greater, more transformative impact. The question is, will Herbert and Hendricks go along with his revolutionary agenda? Or will they bow to the power of the network and the seduction of celebrity? Combining high drama with surreal hilarity and presenting a remarkably prescient view of the future of television, Golk ranks with Nathanael West{u2019}s The Day of the Locust as one of the finest novels ever written about the American entertainment industry
The invention of the real by Richard Stern( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packages : stories by Richard Stern( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In any case : a novel by Richard Stern( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Curry sets out to search for his son, who was shot down by Nazi forces over France and may or may not still be alive
Teeth, dying, and other matters by Richard Stern( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1968: a short novel, an urban idyll, five stories, and two trade notes by Richard Stern( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noble rot : stories 1949-1988 by Richard Stern( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The position of the body by Richard Stern( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is what was by Richard Stern( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shares and other fictions by Richard Stern( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One person and another : on writers and writing by Richard Stern( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book ... is intended as a companion volume to Noble Rot. stories 1949-1988"--Page (Note). Includes bibliographical references and index
Europe; or, Up and down with Schreiber and Baggish by Richard Stern( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultures and egos clash in this hilarious tale of two American men trying to start over again in Europe For Max Schreiber, World War II was an idyll. It is the return home to Connecticut that feels like entering a combat zone. Ridiculed by his wife and daughter, bored by his legal practice, Schreiber spends his evenings drinking and eating alone, hoping that when he goes to sleep he will dream of France and Micheline, the beautiful young woman who may have broken his heart but at least made him feel alive. When at last he works up the courage to end his stultifying marriage and set out on his own, Schreiber knows exactly where he wants to go: across the Atlantic. Theodore Baggish has spent years planning and saving for his escape from New England. When the time is finally right, he gleefully gets himself fired from his job as a dry goods clerk and sets sail for postwar Europe, the land of opportunity. Nothing will stand in the way of his success, and he will use anyone who can help him achieve his goals, whether they like it or not. Naive, amoral, and unrelentingly eager, Baggish may have been too young to storm the beaches of Normandy, but he is bound and determined to conquer the Continent all by himself. When Schreiber and Baggish meet at an awkward dinner party in the university town of Heidelberg, one them is on the way up, the other on the way down. Are their futures set in stone, or is there still time to change course? Stylish, witty, and profound, Europe is an insightful examination of the intersection of character and circumstance and a laugh-out-loud portrayal of the conflict between the Old World and the New
 
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Almonds to zhoof : collected stories
Alternative Names
Richard G. Stern Amerikaans schrijver (1928-2013)

Richard G. Stern amerykański pisarz

Richard G. Stern scrittore statunitense

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Stern, Richard G. (Richard Gustave), 1928-

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Stern, Richard G. Schfiftsteller 1928-2013

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Stern, Richard Schriftsteller 1928-2013

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Natural shocksStitchA father's words : a novelAlmonds to zhoof : collected storiesPacific tremorsGolkIn any case : a novelWhat is what wasEurope; or, Up and down with Schreiber and Baggish