Williams, John Stoner.

ISBN 13 : 9781590171998

Stoner.

Note moyenne 4,3
( 83 593 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9781590171998: Stoner.
Afficher les exemplaires de cette édition ISBN
 
 

Rare Book

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Revue de presse :

“A beautiful, sad, utterly convincing account of an entire life...I’m amazed a novel this good escaped general attention for so long.”  —Ian McEwan

“One of the great unheralded 20th-century American novels ...Almost perfect.” —Bret Easton Ellis

Stoner is a novel of an ordinary life, an examination of a quiet tragedy, the work of a great but little-known writer.” —Ruth Rendell

“A beautiful and moving novel, as sweeping, intimate, and mysterious as life itself.” —Geoff Dyer

“I have read few novels as deep and as clear as Stoner. It deserves to be called a quiet classic of American literature.” —Chad Harbach

“The most beautiful book in the world.”  —Emma Straub

"A poignant campus novel from the mid-'60s—an unjustly neglected gem." —Nick Hornby, People

“The book begins boldly with a mention of Stoner’s death, and a nod to his profound averageness: ‘Few students remembered him with any sharpness after they had taken his courses.’ By the end, though, Williams has made Stoner’s disappointing life into such a deep and honest portrait, so unsoftened and unromanticized, that it’s quietly breathtaking.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Williams’ descriptions of the experience of reading both elucidate and evince the pleasures of literary language; the ‘minute, strange, and unexpected combinations of letters and words’ in which Stoner finds joy are re-enacted in Williams’ own perfect fusion of words.”—n+1
 
Stoner, by John Williams, is a slim novel, and not a particularly joyous one. But it is so quietly beautiful and moving, so precisely constructed, that you want to read it in one sitting and enjoy being in it, altered somehow, as if you have been allowed to wear an exquisitely tailored garment that you don’t want to take off.”—The Globe and Mail
 
 
“One of the great forgotten novels of the past century. I have bought at least 50 copies of it in the past few years, using it as a gift for friends...The book is so beautifully paced and cadenced that it deserves the status of classic.”—Colum McCann, Top 10 Novels, The Guardian
 
Stoner is undeniably a great book, but I can also understand why it isn’t a sentimental favorite in its native land. You could almost describe it as an anti-Gatsby...Part of Stoner’s greatness is that it sees life whole and as it is, without delusion yet without despair...The novel embodies the very virtues it exalts, the same virtues that probably relegate it, like its titular hero, to its perpetual place in the shade. But the book, like professor William Stoner, isn’t out to win popularity contests. It endures, illumined from within.”—Tim Kreider, The New Yorker
 
“It’s simply a novel about a guy who goes to college and becomes a teacher. But it’s one of the most fascinating things that you’ve ever come across.”—Tom Hanks, Time
 
Stoner is written in the most plainspoken of styles...Its hero is an obscure academic who endures a series of personal and professional agonies. Yet the novel is utterly riveting, and for one simple reason: because the author, John Williams, treats his characters with such tender and ruthless honesty that we cannot help but love them.”—Steve Almond, Tin House
 
“The best book I read in 2007 was Stoner by John Williams. It’s perhaps the best book I’ve read in years.”—Stephen Elliott, The Believer
 
“John Williams’s Stoner is something rarer than a great novel—it is a perfect novel, so well told and beautifully written, so deeply moving, that it takes your breath away.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Williams didn’t write much compared with some novelists, but everything he did was exceedingly fine...it’s a shame that he’s not more often read today...But it’s great that at least two of his novels [Stoner, Butcher’s Crossing] have found their way back into print.”—The Denver Post
 
“A masterly portrait of a truly virtuous and dedicated man.”—The New Yorker
 
“Why isn’t this book famous...Very few novels in English, or literary productions of any kind, have come anywhere near its level for human wisdom or as a work of art.”—C. P. Snow
 
“Serious, beautiful and affecting, what makes Stoner so impressive is the contained intensity the author and character share.”—Irving Howe, The New Republic
 
“A quiet but resonant achievement.”—The Times Literary Supplement
 
“Perhaps the greatest example of minimalism I’ve ever read...Stoner is a story of great hope for the writer who cares about her work.”—Stephen Elliott
 
Stoner by John Williams, contains what is no doubt my favorite literary romance of all time. William Stoner is well into his 40s, and mired in an unhappy marriage, when he meets Katherine, another shy professor of literature. The affair that ensues is described with a beauty so fierce that it takes my breath away each time I read it. The chapters devoted to this romance are both terribly sexy and profoundly wise.”—The Christian Science Monitor

Biographie de l'auteur :

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 Well, was published shortly before his death.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Autres éditions populaires du même titre

9780099561545: Stoner: A Novel

Edition présentée

ISBN 10 : 0099561549 ISBN 13 : 9780099561545
Editeur : Vintage Classics, 2012
Couverture souple

9780099595168: Stoner

Vintag..., 2013
Couverture rigide

9781557280299: Stoner

Univer..., 1988
Couverture souple

9780670671243: Stoner

Viking, 1965
Couverture rigide

9780713904666: Stoner

Allen ..., 1973
Couverture rigide

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

Image fournie par le vendeur

1.

John Williams
Edité par NYRB Classics (2006)
ISBN 10 : 1590171993 ISBN 13 : 9781590171998
Neuf Paperback Quantité disponible : 19
Vendeur
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre NYRB Classics, 2006. Paperback. Etat : new. N° de réf. du vendeur 9781590171998

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 10,36
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais
Image fournie par le vendeur

2.

Williams, John
Edité par New York Review of Books 6/20/2006 (2006)
ISBN 10 : 1590171993 ISBN 13 : 9781590171998
Neuf Paperback or Softback Quantité disponible : 5
Vendeur
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre New York Review of Books 6/20/2006, 2006. Paperback or Softback. Etat : New. Stoner. Book. N° de réf. du vendeur BBS-9781590171998

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 11,18
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais
Image de l'éditeur

3.

John Williams
Edité par NYRB Classics (2006)
ISBN 10 : 1590171993 ISBN 13 : 9781590171998
Neuf Paperback Quantité disponible : > 20
Vendeur
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre NYRB Classics, 2006. Paperback. Etat : New. Brand New!. N° de réf. du vendeur 1590171993

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 12,06
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais
Image de l'éditeur

4.

Williams, John
ISBN 10 : 1590171993 ISBN 13 : 9781590171998
Neuf Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Etat : New. . N° de réf. du vendeur 52YZZZ00GYL8_ns

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 12,83
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais
Image de l'éditeur

5.

Williams, John
ISBN 10 : 1590171993 ISBN 13 : 9781590171998
Neuf Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
Qwestbooks
(Philadelphia, PA, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Etat : New. . N° de réf. du vendeur 535ZZZ00HZ4O_ns

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 12,83
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais
Image de l'éditeur

6.

Williams, John
ISBN 10 : 1590171993 ISBN 13 : 9781590171998
Neuf Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
Booklot
(Philadelphia, PA, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Etat : New. . N° de réf. du vendeur 530ZZZ00MD6P_ns

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 12,83
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais
Image de l'éditeur

7.

Williams, John
ISBN 10 : 1590171993 ISBN 13 : 9781590171998
Neuf Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
PublisherOverstocks
(Taunton, MA, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Etat : New. . N° de réf. du vendeur 533ZZZ00JIS5_ns

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 12,83
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais
Image de l'éditeur

8.

Williams, John
ISBN 10 : 1590171993 ISBN 13 : 9781590171998
Neuf Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Etat : New. . N° de réf. du vendeur 531ZZZ00JRV4_ns

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 12,83
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais
Image de l'éditeur

9.

Williams, John
ISBN 10 : 1590171993 ISBN 13 : 9781590171998
Neuf Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Etat : New. . N° de réf. du vendeur 52ZZZZ00HYFF_ns

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 12,83
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais
Image de l'éditeur

10.

Williams, John
ISBN 10 : 1590171993 ISBN 13 : 9781590171998
Neuf Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur
Bookhouse
(Philadelphia, PA, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Etat : New. . N° de réf. du vendeur 532ZZZ00HYPK_ns

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 12,83
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : Gratuit
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

autres exemplaires de ce livre sont disponibles

Afficher tous les résultats pour ce livre