Still on Call

Richard Stern
Published in 2010
by University of Michigan Press

“The book has been almost entirely written and assembled by a man in his late seventies. If that man, me, can be trusted to assess his powers, then he goes on record here saying, ‘In some ways, I’m a wiser, more knowledgeable, and even abler writer than I was ten, twenty, or fifty years ago.’” Part of the Writers on Writing series from the University of Michigan Press, Richard Stern’s culminating nonfiction collection of “orderly miscellany” includes essays, reviews, criticism, and reflections on literature, writers and writing, and twentieth-century culture. Inspiration will be found in the expansiveness of Stern’s keen observations which demonstrate how the power of seeing with a writer’s eye can provide startling perspectives on life and art. 


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