Robert Grudin

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Robert Grudin (born 1938) is an American writer and philosopher.


Grudin graduated from Harvard, and earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1992–1993. Until 1998 he was a professor of English at the University of Oregon. He has written about many political and philosophical themes including liberty, determinism, creativity, and several others.[1]


Grudin is the author of the metafictional novel Book. He has also written Mighty Opposites: Shakespeare and Renaissance Contrariety, The Grace of Great Things: Creativity and Innovation (finalist for the 1991 Oregon Book Award),[2] On Dialogue: An Essay in Free Thought, Time and the Art of Living, The Most Amazing Thing, and, most recently, American Vulgar: The Politics of Manipulation Versus the Culture of Awareness.[3]



  • Book: A Novel (1992) (ISBN 0-6794-1185-2)
  • The Most Amazing Thing (2001) (ISBN 0-9658-9951-9)


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  1. ^ "Robert Grudin". Foresight Institute. Archived from the original on September 24, 2006. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Nonfiction Features at #PDXBookFest 2020". 15 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Design and Truth: Robert Grudin". Yale University Press. Retrieved 2 April 2011.

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