ROBERT HUMMEL / by Stillwater Magazine

Robert S. Hummel is a junior Cinema & Photography major who inherited his fascistic standards for grammar and syntax from his mother, an English major.  Someone once noted his strange tendency to speak about his literary idols as if they were close personal friends — among them are Eliot, Bishop, Cohen, Plath, Lorca, Whitman, Wallace, DeLillo, McCarthy, Faulkner, Joyce, Pynchon, Beckett, Styron, Dubus, Fitzgerald, et cetera, ad infinitum, you get the idea.  He loves writing as much as Salinger loved not talking to people, which is to say he does so with all his being.