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Unters a succession of disappointments marriage into a “proper” family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal Driven ever deeper within himself Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his THIS WAS MY BEST BOOK OF 2016 It was a hard decision it was a choice between this and The Vegetarian by Hang Kang But I h

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William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt poor Missouri farming family Sent to the state university to study agronomy he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known And yet as the years pass Stoner enco In his extreme youth Stoner had thought of love as an absolute state of being to which if one were lucky one might find acc

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Forebears and confronts an essential solitudeJohn Williams’s luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of uiet perfection William Stoner emerges from it not only as an archetypal American but as an unlikely existential hero standing like a figure in a painting by Edward Hopper in stark relief against an unforgiving worl Those who can do Those who can t teachWhat to do when everything goes wrong Work marriage parenthood eventually health Pl


10 thoughts on “Stoner By John Williams

  1. says:

    In his extreme youth Stoner had thought of love as an absolute state of being to which if one were lucky one might find access; in his maturity he had decided it was the heaven of a false religion toward which one ought to gaze wit

  2. says:

    I read Stoner after I saw that almost all my friends on GR had read it It’s an impressive work which I finished months ago but hard a hard t

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    Spoiler alert read at your own perilUPDATE December 2010I just submitted this to Better Book Titles I hope they accept itOriginal Review October 2009This is the most straight forward linear narrative type of novel I've read in the p

  4. says:

    After 63 pages “Stunned by Stoner This is agonisingly wonderful”At the end “Finished Him and me Exuisite but exhausted”Then I immediately started rereading something I have only previously done with children’s picture books It is without uestion my joint favourite book ever The other utterly differen

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    For the hardworking men and women living in the open windswept farm country of the American Midwest during the late 19th and early 20th century day to day existence was freuently harsh an occasionally downright hostile a stark demanding life chiseling character as can be seen above in artist Grant Wood’s American Gothic If you take a good look at this painting and then envision a son an only child working the fields al

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    THIS WAS MY BEST BOOK OF 2016 It was a hard decision; it was a choice between this and The Vegetarian by Hang Kang But I had to think which book taught be the most and which book helped me the most I enjoyed them both immensely I loved them but this one set me on my path in life; thus I will always be grateful for John Williams and his Stoner He opened the book; and as he did so it became not his own He let his fingers

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    Those who can do Those who can't teachWhat to do when everything goes wrong Work marriage parenthood eventually health Plenty of benevolent advices and platitudes will whizz around your ears to help you to bounce back Remember it is all in your mind Happiness is the result of your approach to life not of what happens to you Revol

  8. says:

    I was going to start out this review of Stoner by feigning comic incredulity that the former conductor of the Boston Pops wrote a novel about potheads but that is far far too obvious and unsatisfying even for the likes of me Instead I am going to confess that I read only half of it and thereby my ignorance has been properly disclaimed but that this aborted reading filled me with such unmitigated contempt for

  9. says:

    John Williams's Stoner blew me away I've never read anything like it and some passages left me moved to the point of exhaustion When I finished I put down the book well the Nook picked it up again and re read highlighted pages Stoner gave me strength; if you believe that the right books find you at the right time

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    a uiet sadness for the common plight was never far beneath any moment of his livingThis novel damn near broke my heart Come to think of it it did break my heart I’ve been picking up the pieces and trying to put them back t

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