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READ º Stoner by John Williams é 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 StonerWilliam 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 enco. In his extreme youth Stoner had thought of love as an absolute state of bein

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Unters 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. After 63 pages “Stunned by Stoner This is agonisingly wonderful”At the e

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Stoner by John WilliaForebears and confronts an essential solitudeJohn Williams’s luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of uiet 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 worl. I was going to start out this review of Stoner by feigning comic incredulity