Williams,John Stoner

ISBN 13: 9780099595168

Stoner

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Williams,John
Editore: Vintage. 1 No Jacket(s) (2003)
ISBN 10: 0099595168 ISBN 13: 9780099595168
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Descrizione libro Vintage. 1 No Jacket(s), 2003. soft. Condizione libro: New. Deemed "the greatest American novel you've never heard of" by The New Yorker, and similarly celebrated in most major publications in America and Britain (and increasingly in other countries where it has been translated), this novel by the National Book Award–winning author of Augustus and Butcher's Crossing all but disappeared after its 1965 publication. Yet in the past few years it has become an international best seller; this seems somehow appropriate, as Stoner is a stunning evocation of a life of disappointments that is nonetheless triumphant. Estranged from his farming parents, turned against by his wife and daughter, and stymied by vindictive colleagues, assistant professor of English William Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts the essential solitude of life. He emerges not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero, standing in stark relief against an unforgiving world like a figure in an Edward Hopper painting. This is a novelist's novel, trumpeted by writers from Colum McCann and Ruth Rendell to Ian McEwan and John McGahern, who in his introduction hails Williams's unvarnished realism in this "novel about work. There is entertainment of a very high order to be found in Stoner, what Williams himself describes as 'an escape into reality' as well as pain and joy. The clarity of the prose is in itself an unadulterated joy." "John Williams's Stoner is something rarer than a great novel—it is a perfect novel, so well told and beautifully written, so deeply moving, that it takes your breath away."—NYTBR"One of the great forgotten novels of the past century. I have bought at least 50 copies of it in the past few years, using it as a gift for friends. The book is so beautifully paced and cadenced that it deserves the status of classic."—Colum McCann"So quietly beautiful and moving, so precisely constructed, that you want to read it in one sitting and enjoy being in it, altered somehow, as if you have been allowed to wear an exquisitely tailored garment that you don't want to take off."—Globe and Mail (Toronto)"Stoner is undeniably a great book, but I can also understand why it isn't a sentimental favorite in its native land. You could almost describe it as an anti-Gatsby. Part of Stoner's greatness is that it sees life whole and as it is, without delusion yet without despair. The novel embodies the very virtues it exalts, the same virtues that probably relegate it, like its titular hero, to its perpetual place in the shade. But the book, like professor William Stoner, isn't out to win popularity contests. It endures, illumined from within."—The New Yorker 288. Codice libro della libreria 64349

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Williams,John
Editore: Vintage Classics (2013)
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Descrizione libro Vintage Classics, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0099595168

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Editore: Vintage Classics (2013)
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Descrizione libro Vintage Classics, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110099595168

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Descrizione libro Vintage Classics, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 99595168

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