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WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013
'It's the most marvellous discovery for everyone who loves literature' Ian McEwan, BBC Radio 4
Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer ? in 2013 translations of Stoner began appearing on bestseller lists across Europe. Forty-eight years after its first, quiet publication in the US, Stoner is finally finding the wide and devoted readership it deserves. Have you read it yet?
William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely.
Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel uncovers a story of universal value. Stoner tells of the conflicts, defeats and victories of the human race that pass unrecorded by history, and reclaims the significance of an individual life. A reading experience like no other, itself a paean to the power of literature, it is a novel to be savoured.
Inhaltsangabe: In the last decade, John Williams?s austere and deeply moving tale of a Missouri college professor has been embraced by readers all over the world, and writers from Ian McEwan to Julian Barnes have acclaimed the book as a masterpiece. Morris Dickstein went so far as to call it ?a perfect book.? Here to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Stoner, NYRB Classics offers a special hardback edition of a book the whole world has come to love.
Buchbeschreibung Random House LCC US Nov 2015, 2015. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 226x136x25 mm. Neuware - 313 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781590179284