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Talk:Robert Foster

Do we know anything else about this guy? The Foreword of the book says a lot, which indicates he is very savant and perhaps someone important. Too bad we haven't heard anything else of him Sage 11:15, 30 July 2008 (EDT)

It's not that we know little, it's just that nobody bothered to write anything about him. The problem is, I have the second edition (with Sil), but that's 30 years old. The biographical info on the author, well, I don't know whether he's still an Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ. A search of their website shows he has no hits. I don't even know whether he's alive or not, and "Robert Foster" is not a Googleable name... -- Ederchil 11:28, 30 July 2008 (EDT)