Stoner
(Book)

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McGahern, John, 1934-2006, writer of introduction
Published
New York : New York Review Books, 2003.
Physical Desc
xiv, 278 pages ; 21 cm.
Status
South Valleys Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION WILLIA 2003
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Published
New York : New York Review Books, 2003.
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Book
Language
English

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Originally published in 1965.
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Born the child of a poor farmer in Missouri, William Stoner is urged by his parents to study new agriculture techniques at the state university. Digging instead into the texts of Milton and Shakespeare, Stoner falls under the spell of the unexpected pleasures of English literature, and decides to make it his life. Stoner is the story of that life. The sorrows of William Stoner are tempered, somehow, by the demands of the daily routine. His own ordinary story is one that reflects a deep, and deeply American, loneliness. Deciding to become an academic, his career inevitably distances himself from his parents, although his position in the department is compromised by a quarrel with a more ambitious professor. His marriage to a girl from a middle class family is loveless, while a midlife love affair with a younger colleagueevoked with painful poignancyis exposed and forced to end from outside pressures.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Williams, J. 1., & McGahern, J. (2003). Stoner . New York Review Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Williams, John 1922-1994 and John McGahern. 2003. Stoner. New York Review Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Williams, John 1922-1994 and John McGahern. Stoner New York Review Books, 2003.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Williams, John 1922-1994., and John McGahern. Stoner New York Review Books, 2003.

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