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Robert Grudin is an interdisciplinary thinker concerned with the implications of human liberty.
His philosophical trilogy, Time and the Art of Living, The Grace of Great Things, and On Dialogue, examines questions of liberty and determinism in a variety of fields, with particular emphasis on psychology, politics, communications and creative endeavor.
His fiction (Book, a novel) and scholarship (Mighty Opposites) explore related themes. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the New York Times, the American Scholar, the Wall Steet Journal, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Grudin's work has been widely reviewed, and his many public appearances include lectures to professional societies in science, technology, business, design, government, medicine, education, political science, and creative writing. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1992-93.
Robert Grudin graduated from Harvard College and received a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Until 1998 he was a professor of English at the University of Oregon.
The Most Amazing Thing, a novel, knOwhere Press, 2002.
The Most Amazing Thing online: http://www.themostamazingthing.com
A "biting social commentary with a fantastic adventure for an unruly, often hilarious romp through American culture."
- Eugene Register Guard
On Dialogue: An Essay in Free Thought (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996; paperback Boston: Mariner [Houghton Mifflin], 1997)
The Grace of Great Things: Creativity and Innovation (New York: Ticknor and Fields [Houghton Mifflin], 1990; paperback, 1991; Boston: Mariner [Houghton Mifflin], 1997)
Time and the Art of Living (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1982; paperback, New York: Ticknor and Fields [Houghton Mifflin], 1988; Boston: Mariner [Houghton Mifflin], 1997)
Book, A Novel (New York: Random House, 1992; paperback, New York: Penguin, 1993)
Mighty Opposites: Shakespeare and Renaissance Contrariety (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979)