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Review Í Other Men's Daughters 109 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. 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 like all novels that facilitates self indulgence on the part of its protagonist one Robert Merriwether doctor and professor of physiology at HarvardThe key year is 1972 It s summer Merriwether comes from an old New England family and has a grand barn of an inherited house an agreeable walk across campus to his laboratory Having been right there right then in Cambridge Massachusetts in the summer of 1972 I can testify that Stern describes the scene the human scene the physical scene the meteorological scene perfectly The 60s have crested but the foam of their final waves are still bubbling on the beach long hair Hare Krishna celebrants self satisfied languor freedom In a few months of course we in Massachusetts would be the only ones in America favoring McGovern over Nixon but this isn t a political novel It s a social novel and in the wake of the 60s that means to a certain extent a sexual novelGorgeous Cynthia is twenty Merriwether is forty He has a wife from whom he s alienated but with whom he still lives and four children who mean a great deal to him He s not wretched about his marital problems however and not on the prowl He just happens to be volunteering for a little clinic duty when Cynthia comes in looking for a birth control prescription and falls for him or wants him or needs him take your pick This could have happened then or now the kind of disruptive good luck that might eventually if improbably lead Merriwether out of his dead end marriage But it does feel a bit like a fantasy trip on the part of a middle aged male novelist and it doesn t feel to me at least like Robert Merriwether s loss of innocenceand our loss of innocence an anatomy of the legacy of the 60sI say that despite the fact that Stern s highly informed prose he understands Harvard faculty members their self absorption their uirks perfectly helps him handle some really tough challenges Merriwether s encounter with Cynthia s disturbed father on the French Riviera for instance or Merriwether s encounter with his wife s divorce lawyerThe novelist Philip Roth Stern s friend has described Merriwether as something of a latter day dream drunk Gatsby while Wendy Doniger another writer promotes the innocence idea in an afterword contending that Merriwether s journey through the destruction of his family is I suppose an exile from EdenI m not buying it It s hard enough to think the under described Cynthia really has the maturity and emotional gravity to isolate herself for a few years with Merriwether cutting off ties with her generation And hard enough to accept as a reader that the Merriwether presented is than a narcissist who though Stern doesn t spell this out in dramatic detail which is cheating beat his wife into alienation by constantly dismissing her intellectually cutting her off correcting her giving her C with his stare at the dinner tableAs America didn t have a fair claim on a loss of innocence on 911 the America of Vietnam of destroying the people who first occupied this continent of slavery a super smart Harvard prof doesn t get my sympathy for the losses resulting from his excesses Having done the Riviera one summer Merriwether and Cynthia end up in a cabin in the Rockies another summer They re close to Boulder where Merriwether can participate in an ultra sophisticated scientific seminar and write a book and Cynthia Well as on the Rivera so in the Rockies she kind of drifts along looking great being plenty smart herself and finding satisfaction in clinging to her manWe believe the damage done to Merriwether s children though it doesn t seem to be much and we certainly believe his ex wife s hostility toward him but what we don t believe I think is that the 60s set us adrift with no moral compass forcing us into emphasizing pleasure over happiness Yes Stern elouently and wittily puts Merriwether through the wringer but he s no victim of overriding powers that cause him to lose his magnificent barn of a house in Cambridge the tradition of Thanksgiving dinners with the whole family involved and than a few friends who weren t really friends He does all that himself And in a seuel to this novel if there were one he would lose Cynthia too

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Review Í Other Men's Daughters 109 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 wanted to slap the protagonist a dozen times Pretty early on my thought of him was you re such an asshole I especially felt disgust for Merriweather when he had a young student in his daughters bedroomwhere he found the record player he was looking forA summer student at Harvard Cynthia Ryder brought over a record that she wanted DrMerriweather to hear and seduce him with Cynthia had no business being in the doctors houselet alone his daughters bedroom It got worse when Cynthia took off her shoes and put on his daughters moccasins Cynthia was going through his daughters things After Merriweather caught her she said Oh please forgive me I m so awful I just I want to know everything about you Please forgive me WE CAN SLAP Cynthia now too I hate women like Cynthia that go after married menRegardless of what Mr Slimy doeswhere was her pride The guy not only had a wife but 4 kids Albie Prisella Esmeralda and GeorgeWe get information stories about the wife and kids too Merriweather s response to Cynthia after she apologized going through his daughter s things made me want to kick Merriweather in the balls Nothing to forgive See He s a total asshole Stay out of your daughters room Mr Shithead Take your sleazy affair someplace else Mr I sayI was definitely reading every page of this book but I was swearing back at the characters many times Finally Merriweather tells Cynthia 20 years younger for which we are not surprised I think it s gone as far as it will go Should we believe himAbsolutely not Merriweather s moral thought of consciousness lasted for less than an hour I started to hate this book but kept reading The rats in Merriweather s science lab were being neglected while he was being the biggest rat of allWhen Cynthia was found naked in Merriweather s daughter bed pleading for Merriweather to lie down on his daughters bed with her of course he did as he was told And thenwe hear Dr Merriweather s inner thoughts There s a deja vu a deja vu lu about this It s sotypical The good old innocent prof who s never even called an undergraduate by his Christian name And the undergraduate taking him by the hand leading him where she thinks she knows he wants to go Merriweather was a dirty scumbag Period Yep I kinda hated this bookYet it was very well writtenI admit to being fully engaged Our Internet has been down in our house for uite a while so I really can t be online in very long I can t even listen to an Audiobook while I m cutting veggies mixing with pasta for dinner tonight Cooking in silence is a new phenomenon Ha the Zen of silence returns Nobody has to read this book but there are some good ualities about this academic literary snobbish novel It definitely held my interest but I judged the asshole an awful lot as you can seeCheers Blessings 35 rating The writing was excellent The character study was too But it s a slimy story This is avant garde literary novel is Snobbish but alluring to keep reading

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Review Í Other Men's Daughters 109 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. 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 if better known novelists have done it and kept in the spotlightThe last few years I ve felt a terrific drive in women They want they want and it s we not uite graybeards who give them the most the uickest We teach them we spend on them we show them off we tell them what everything means We re their Graduate SchoolBut it isn t just about that It s about that conflict between traditional and the new late 60s early 70s living your whole life based on external expectations even if you re miserable or daring to see what might be beyond that and then suffering the very real conseuences of breaking up a family For years now as his marriage unglued Merriweather was conscious of the marital we He thought of it as an American shield against suspicion of loneliness debauchery homosexuality eccentricity We went We saw Josie and I Jeanne and I Was it a proud flag of dependence or did the connubial pair exist only as a pair as colonial animals exist only as coloniesEven when a family is only stable on paper that s still stable than it becomes when it is torn apart relocated and separated I think Stern captures this well and doesn t pass judgement on the characters although the men are overly for my tastes focused on the physical appearance of all the female characters in the novel and often use them as reasons for doing or not doing things I suppose this was the norm in the 70s but it is jarringI feel about her the way Galileo did about the telescope My feelings for her enlarge my feelings for other thingsIn fact I m finding I have similar feelings to my reactions to Revolutionary Road Do I even like this book I think it is well written and captures a lot of complexity But the men see the women only by what they get from them It is decades away from partnership that s for sure Who wouldn t keep looking for something Maybe human beings who love each other should only present their best face to each other saving their miseries for silence dark and the pillow Thanks to the publisher for providing access to a copy before its republication date through Edelweiss and then providing me an additional copy when my review copy would not function properlyPublished 29 August 2017 by New York Review of Books

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  • Other Men's Daughters
  • Richard Stern
  • English
  • 24 July 2020
  • 9780810151468