Williams, John Stoner

ISBN 13: 9788415019343

Stoner

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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.

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"This quietly brilliant book, subtle, slow and painfully real, almost feels like it's written by Stoner himself." -- Eleanor Halls * GQ * "I was stunned by it... It's beautifully written in simple but brilliant prose, a novel of an ordinary life, an examination of a quiet tragedy, the work of a great but little-known writer" -- Ruth Rendell * Guardian * "A masterpiece of sad lucidity, as moving as it is psychologically compelling" -- Peter Kemp * Sunday Times * "It is a remarkably affecting story, told in quiet, unshowy prose" -- Stefan Collini * Times Literary Supplement * "In recent times I have owed more to word of mouth than to the statements of reviewers, when it comes to finding my way to rewarding work published or reissued... This is also true, or truer still, of Stoner" -- Karl Miller * Times Literary Supplement *

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'It's the most marvellous discovery for everyone who loves literature' Ian McEwan

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