Stoner

by John Williams | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1590171993 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on 8/1/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Amazon Editorial Review

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 encounters 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 forebears and confronts an essential solitude.

John Williams’s luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet 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 world.

Journal Entry 2 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Sunday, January 14, 2018
This was a very good and enjoyable read.

A story of nothing more than one man's rather uneventful life. Born into a very poor farming family, he gets the opportunity to attend university and then ends up teaching at the same university. He has the misfortune to fall in love with and marry an extremely awful woman, who shapes a fair bit of his life.

Journal Entry 3 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Off to crimson-tide as a tag-along to a tag :)
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 4 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Lovely hitchhiker! :D
Thanks very much for this extra wish list book, keeta1.

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