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Stoner - John Edward Williams, John McGahern
Stoner
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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... show more
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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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00A8FXT8M
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Pages no: 305
Edition language: English
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 The Tragedy of a Man Who Loves his Books
When you discover that this book is about the life of a university lecturer you may automatically think about a certain movie in which a certain music teacher has a dream of creating a fantastic piece of music only to find himself trapped in a high school teaching music until his retirement to then ...
franzischonbach
franzischonbach rated it
4.0 Melancholisch und doch berührend
Das Buch handelt von einem Mann, der als Sohn armer Farmer geboren wurde, bis er schließlich seine Leidenschaft für Literatur entdeckt. Er wechselt das Studienfach und wird später Professor. Die Geschichte eines genügsamen aber auch wahrhaftigen Lebens. Der Roman behandelt viele Themen – es geht um ...
Hol
Hol rated it
4.5 Stoner by John Williams
I don’t know where to start with this book. I went through a myriad of emotions, seamlessly flitting from one to the other, be it anger, frustration, sadness, pity, empathy or resentment. To be honest I‘m still feeling all those things, but I’ll have a go at making this review as coherent as possibl...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 The Extraordinary Ordinary Life
STONER is something of a masterpiece. Here what the back of the book says: 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...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
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 ...
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