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Stoner (New York Review Books Classics)

Stoner - John Edward Williams John Williams sums up William Stoner’s public life in the first paragraph of “Stoner”: enrolled in the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1910, earned his doctorate in literature in 1918, taught at the same university until his death in 1956, memorialized with a donated medieval manuscript and now largely forgotten by his colleagues. It seems an inauspicious life out of which to make a novel, but there is a richness to Stoner’s private life that makes for a compelling, and haunting, story.Full review here.