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    PDF FREE [Other Men's Daughters] By the time you're my age love is but a combination of lust and nostalgiaAt first glance I was feeling a bit over this book Not another novel about a middle aged professor tiring of his life and taking up with a younger freer woman How many of those are there anyway? And what would make NYRB republish this one i

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    PDF FREE [Other Men's Daughters] “He’d had the joys and difficulties of family life he’d still have some of them and always always he would watch the children to see if he could fix whatever went wrong because of what he and Sarah had done”“Though the next day when he came home from work he came home to the house that no longer felt his It was now—at least till

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    review ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Richard Stern PDF FREE [Other Men's Daughters] Richard Stern ✓ 8 read Just to give you a sense of what this novel is like here's an excerpt from the book next to which I wrote are you kidding me?When the sun speared out of a gray diarrhea of cloud it turned into script – a celestial Linear B The ligh

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    summary Other Men's Daughters PDF FREE [Other Men's Daughters] Richard Stern ✓ 8 read I’ve spent the last twenty four hours of my ongoing recovery from hip replacement surgery the right one reading Other Men’s Daughters by Richard Stern just republished by the New York Review of Books a forty years later celebration of a writer who shouldn’t be forgotten This is a strong novel with a flaw

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    summary Other Men's Daughters PDF FREE [Other Men's Daughters] Richard Stern ✓ 8 read A middle aged professor and researcher married with four children leading a uietly traditional life in a small college town

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summary Other Men's Daughters

summary Other Men's Daughters ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Pected and that the joy he feels when they are together has been missing from his life for a long long time When the summer ends and their need for each other does not fade Merriwether realizes that he is being given a chance at true love The uestion is will he be brave enough to take itConsidered by many critics to be Richard Stern’s finest novel Other Men’s Daughters is a tender honest witty and life affirming portrait of a love as transcendent as it is unlikel. Just to give you a sense of what this novel is like here s an excerpt from the book next to which I wrote are you kidding meWhen the sun speared out of a gray diarrhea of cloud it turned into script a celestial Linear B The light struck fluorite crystals sunk in the vugs uartz ite corundum beryl Merriwether himself is most of what s colored up here blue jeans red LaCoste sportshirt with the green alligator dirt blotched white sneakers Colorful but not the official climber s outfitIf you do decide to read it be warned It is full of platitudes saturated with medical terms Freud plenty of misogyny and Freud This is no Nabokov s Lolita

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summary Other Men's Daughters ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Harvard physiologist Robert Merriwether has four whip smart children an attractive and intelligent wife and a successful stimulating career True he and Sarah have not slept together in years and when he decides to stay behind in Cambridge for the summer while the rest of the family vacations in Maine his newfound freedom is deeply unsettling But that does not mean that Merriwether wants to change his life or feels unloved To a man of science desire is nothing than a. I don t think I ve been this upset by a novel since Philip Roth s American Pastoral which is ironic as Richard Stern the author of this novel was Roth s friend and colleague of 57 years before Stern died in 2013But I don t want to give you the impression that Stern writes like Roth He doesn t At all His writing reminds me far in fact of two British writers from the previous generation JL Carr and Barbara Comyns I don t know if Stern was influenced by either of these writers but I felt traces of both of their styles in hisThe part that reminds me of Roth s Pastoral is the pain in the intestines The gut wrenching pain of a ridiculously honest representation of life and marriage Not marriage in those first couple of decades either y all Nah The real arrow to the heart comes from looking at a marriage at the 20 year mark and married with multiple kidsElizabeth Strout has a break your heart examination of a mutually agreed upon asexual marriage in her short story Windmills and that amazing story comforts me in its depiction of how even unusual things can work in a marriage as long as they work for both parties But Stern s novel the horribly misnamed Other Men s Daughters examines something very different what happens when a couple is mismatched but bonded by children and shared family history and one spouse wants desperately to maintain intimacy while the other has retreated to an asexual existence SighIt s a long life people filled with twists and turns and what the heart wants in the early 20s ain t always what the heart wants a couple of decades and several children laterThis is a story that takes the reader through the dissolution of a marriage and it isn t pretty I couldn t read than 10 pages at a time I recoiled so painfully through the protagonist s grief of losing his family s way of life his childhood home and his secure daily routineIt had been snowing since noon densely the streets were Siberian George wanted a snowball fight Muffled and booted everyone but Sarah went out Four o clock the light off the snow was the strange sad half bright light of snow daysWhile the others cossacked up and down packing hurling chasing Merriwether looked from the steps Receding into the triangle they looked like silhouettes their voices bodied in the cartoon balloons of their breath The street lights went on in the iron lamps Bluish fluorescents under iron caps I love you Acorn Street said MerriwetherThere s not a lot of winning here Everyone for most of the novel is on a losing team but at the novel s end when the young son George catches a fish and explains to his father that the fish was so easy to catch maybe it didn t want to live the fish surprises both father and son by suddenly hopping around the hook panting gills flapping Turns out the fish doesn t want to be complacent swimming around in the same damn pond just waiting to dieNo the fish wants to live

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summary Other Men's Daughters ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Biological reaction And Merriwether’s personal philosophy is that once you’re in your forties real love is nothing but lust and nostalgiaThen Cynthia Ryder walks into his life Twenty years old she is beautiful intelligent witty and kind And to Merriwether’s great surprise she wants to be with him Initially he evades her advances sure that hers is just a passing fancy But as he gets to know her better Merriwether realizes that Cynthia is mature than he first sus. Miss Ryder was golden haired but almost Indian dark slimly full tall slightly prognathous brown eyed Her hair waterfalled to the top thoracic vertebra her tanned flesh issued from a laundered yellow corolla A human sunflower Richard Stern Other Men s Daughters Other Men s Daughters American author Richard Stern s 1973 novel of forty year old family man and Harvard professor Robert Merriweather s transformation brought about by his relationship with a twenty year old beauty by the name of Cynthia Ryder For instance here s the author s description of Merriweather s wife catching a whiff of the change For months now Sarah specialized in her husband s moves She classified his gestures checked his bills noted his new suit his brighter ties the extra shag in his hair He spent time in the lab than he had for fifteen years There is a new ease in his speech and dress yet he has long since stopped asking her what she had even longer refused him In a way this is a timeless tale of modern life older university professor stuck in a stale marriage discovers new dimensions of love and intimacy with bright vivacious younger woman Robert Merriweather shares a good deal in common with another professor from a much beloved classic William Stoner in John Williams Stoner a novel set at the University of Missouri in the early 1930s And of course the respective dramas of William Stoner and Robert Merriweather have been repeated scores of times across college campuses ever since In yet another sense Richard Stern s novel captures the uniue social and cultural shift that occurred in the United States in the 1960s So much so Philip Roth notes in his Introduction to this New York Review Books edition Other Men s Daughters illuminates a decisive turning point in American s The novel reminds us of where we were morally speaking when the vast assault upon convention propriety and entrenched belief began to challenge authority high and low and of the wreckage that caused the theatrics it fostered the hope and euphoria and intemperance it uickened In Saul Bellow s Herzog the entire novel is told wholly from main character Herzog s point of view his memories his thoughts his perceptions the letters he writes a novel that s a hair s breath away from Herzog relating the story himself in the first person Very different from Richard Stern s third person narrator where unfolding events are reported a great deal objectively and occasionally shift from Robert Merriweather to focus on the reflections and feelings of others Cynthia Ryder Merriweather s wife Sarah a former Harvard colleague Cynthia s father who happens to be a wealthy lawyer from North Carolina All with great precision and economy To share a small sample here is Sarah irate and furious fuming over her role as Robert s short chubby unattractive stay at home wife He would be off the secret prowler While she kept the home fires burning And he blamed her As if her body could be purchased by three daily meals and this leaky hutch which she alone kept up He couldn t hammer a nail As if he really cared to make love to her Frigid No no than any woman with a husband who saw her as an interior broom Is it any wonder literary critic Anatole Broyard reviewing the novel for the New York Times said Sarah loves her hatred with a sexual intensity And in case anybody is wondering about Cynthia Ryder being the young innocent seduced by a smooth talking older man here is the North Carolina lovely on her teenage love life prior to meeting Merriweather Boys were there to be used to be loved to be lost in to be surmounted Virginity was the first obstacle Between that and marriage was the Era of Exploration boys men were to be explored tested For Cynthia the spring of Sixty Nine had been a sexual pageant Behind Jamie s back her steady boyfriend at the time she d slept at least once with eight boys As readers we share the various and somewhat predictable scenes of Robert Merriweather going through the travails of his divorce the showdown with Sarah the distasteful meeting with Sarah s lawyer picking over the details of the divorce settlement the last family Thanksgiving and Christmas with Sarah and their two sons and two daughters in the New England house that has been in Merriweather s family for generations Richard Stern s writing brings out the touching humanness without sliding into emotions overly sentimental or cloying Such a penetrating well written novel thus I will conclude with a uote from one of America s foremost literary masters Thomas Berger For years I have admired the elegant fiction of Richard Stern for its impeccable language its gracious erudition and above all it s brilliant wit In Other Men s Daughters to me his most moving novel these ualities serve the cause of mercy American author Richard Stern 1928 2013

  • Paperback
  • 252
  • Other Men's Daughters
  • Richard Stern
  • English
  • 13 November 2019
  • 9780810151468