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Review: Stoner by John Williams


Hi everyone!

Here we are, it’s time for my first review, and I am proud to do it on a novel that most of you would not have read nor heard about, I presume: Stoner by John Williams.

This novel was originally published by Viking Press in 1965. Its author, John Williams, taught literature and creative writing at the University of Denver for thirty years (which may explain why this novel focuses so much on academic life at the university…) and has written two poetry collections and four novels. This novel was reissued in 2003 by New York Review Books Classics and, in 2011, it was translated into French by Anna Gavalda and published by the publishing house Le Dilettante. This is the version that I read. Continue Reading