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Stoner - John Williams
Stoner - John Williams
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EAN 9780099561545
'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 About the Author John Williams was born on August 29, 1922 in Clarksville, Texas He served in the United States Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945 in China, Burma and India The Swallow Press published his first novel, Nothing But the Night, in 1948, as well as his first book of poems, The Broken Landscape, in 1949 Macmillan published Williams' second novel, Butcher's Crossing, in 1960 After recieving his BA and MA from the University of Denver, and his PhD from the University of Missouri, Williams returned in 1954 to the University of Denver where he taught literature and the craft of writing for thirty years In 1963 Williams received a fellowship to study at Oxford University where where he received a Rockefeller grant enabling him to travel and research in Italy for his last novel, Augustus, published in 1972 John Williams died in Arkansas on March 4, 1994
Nakladatelství Random/Vintage
Jazyk angličtina
Počet stran 320
Formát 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Typ Knihy - paperback
Autor John Williams
Rok vydání 2014
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