Robert Steemma

Robert Steemma is professor of English at the University of Utah.

Latest by Robert Steemma in Chronicles

  • January 1986

    Worldly Wise & Heavenly Foolish

    The most widely known of these three novelists is Romain Gary, who committed suicide in 1980 at the age of 66, perhaps as a result of his disastrous marriage to the American actress and radical, Jean Seaberg, who had taken her own life a year earlier.

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  • Comment
    September 1984


    A community must meet directly and unequivocally the dangers facing it. But the solutions must not destroy the freedoms that nourish that community.

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  • Fiction for a Flat Earth
    February 1984

    Fiction for a Flat Earth

    If the novel is dead, it died because it lacks the compassion and tolerance, the moral insights and humane perceptions that have given purpose to the literary tradition.

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  • Writing Poetry & Striking Poses
    December 1983

    Writing Poetry & Striking Poses

    ''When he wriggles," Ambrose Bierce once wrote of the politician, "he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice."

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