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- A Novel
- Autor: John Williams, John McGahern - introduction
- Sprecher: Alfred Molina
- Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 55 Min.
Waterstone's book of the year. Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer - in 2013, translations of Stoner began appearing on best-seller lists across Europe. William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at 19 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.
- Von Klaus Neidhardt Am hilfreichsten 21.08.2019
Rezensiert am: 10.02.2019
Halfway through I realised this is indeed a story about a no-great-triumph, not-your-typical-story-worthy man. Which shouldn’t have surprised me really, because the author made it so very clear in the beginning of the book, thus I didn’t have high expectations but slowly I was completely drawn into stoner’s world.
In a sense, this is a book for everyone, everyone can see a bit of himself or herself in Stoner. I like the story’s prose and tempo and how it endows dignity to ordinary people’s ordinary life and their not so ordinary choices and pains and joys. In a sense this is what great literature is for, it surveys the deepest human psyche and shows us the invariant element in the humanity.
It simply heartbreakingly beautiful.