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Stoner: A Novel

by Williams, John

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


London, UK: Vintage Classics/Random House, 2015. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback. 35th Printing. In Very Good Condition. Clean and unmarked wraps, slight wear to upper edge, tight & solid, no creases. Internals in Fine Condition. A classic novel of University life, marriage, life and death. Stoner tells of conflicts, defeats, and victories of human life that go unrecorded in history but are of most significant importance to an individual's life. 288 pages. 5 x 8 inches. 2015, Vintage Classics/Random House, London, UK

John Williams (1922-1994) was born and raised in northeast Texas. Despite a talent for writing and acting, Williams flunked out of a local junior college after his first year. He reluctantly joined the war effort, enlisting in the Army Air Corps, and managing to write a draft of his first novel while there. Once home, Williams found a small publisher for the novel and enrolled at the University of Denver, where he was eventually to receive both his B.A. and M.A., and where he was to return as an instructor in 1954. Williams remained on the staff of the creative writing program at the University of Denver until his retirement in 1985. During these years, he was an active guest lecturer and writer, publishing two volumes of poetry and three novels, Butcher’s Crossing, Stoner , and the National Book Award–winning Augustus . John McGahern (1934-2006) was one of the most acclaimed Irish writers of his generation. His work, including six novels and four collections of short stories, often centered on the Irish predicament, both political and temperamental. Amongst Women , his best-known book, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made into a popular miniseries. His last book, the memoir All Will Be Wel l, was published shortly before his death.




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