Steve Stern Publishes New Book, Kvetches

Written by Rowley on September 4th, 2012

Steve Stern’s The Book of Mischief

An anthology of short stories by Steve Stern—Skidmore creative writing professor and resident shlemiel—was released today by Graywolf Press. The collection is titled The Book of Mischief and features twenty-five years of Stern’s short stories, in addition to some new selections.

Stern is a criminally underrated writer, and his last book The Frozen Rabbi is a delightful Jewish romp, complete with Kabbalah-tinged acid trips (or vice-versa?), ghostbusting, masturbation, and pogroms. Over the summer, he lived in Vilnius, Lithuania and taught creative writing to a bunch of Americans. He later chronicled his experiences for the Forward.

So pick up his new book, unless you’re an antisemite, in which case don’t.

 

1 Comments so far ↓

  1. trib chimbers says:

    KABBALAH-TINGED ACID TRIPS? SOUNDS LIKE MY SOPHOMORE YEAR ; )

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