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Stoner: 50th Anniversary Edition

Stoner: 50th Anniversary Edition

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Discover an American masterpiece. This unassuming story about the life of a quiet English professor has earned the admiration of readers all over the globe.

The critic Morris Dickstein has said that John Williams's Stoner is something much rarer than a great novel - it is a perfect novel, and in the last decade this austere and deeply moving tale of a Midwestern college professor has been embraced by readers all over the world. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Stoner, NYRB Classics offers a special hardback edition of the book that also includes a previously unpublished correspondence between John Williams and his agent about its writing and publication.

Author: John Williams
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Published: 07/30/2019
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.93lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.40w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781681374574

About the Author
John Williams (1922¬-1994) was born and raised in northeast Texas. After serving in the war, he enrolled at the University of Denver, where he received both his B.A. and M.A. and returned as an instructor in 1954. Williams taught creative writing program at the University of Denver until retiring in 1985. He published two volumes of poetry and three novels, Butcher's Crossing, Stoner, and the National Book Award-winning Augustus, all of which are available from NYRB Classics.

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 Well, was published shortly before his death.

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