Position of the Body

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ISBN 978-0-8101-0731-1
Publication Date
December 1986
Page Count
195 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Position of the Body

Richard Stern

A collection of essays, reviews, and occasional writings by famed writer's writer Stern, including quick sketches of African economies to full-bodied portraits of contemporary writers. In it, Stern displays the talent that earned the novelist (Other Men's Daughters) and scholar the American Society of Arts and Letters' Award of Merit.

About the Author

Richard G. Stern (1928-2013) was wrote more than 20 books of fiction and nonfiction, mostly while teaching literature and creative writing at the University of Chicago. There he was at the center of a cohort that included Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, and his classroom became a showcase for visiting literary eminences. He was once called "the best American author of whom you have never heard."


"Scintillating, funny, and humane, this collection demands intellectual suppleness of its readers; it rewards with generous insight, and some breathtaking writing to boot." —Kirkus Reviews