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Stoner (New York Review Books Classics) (original 1965; edição 2006)

por John Williams, John McGahern (Introdução)

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William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to a university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life. As the years pass, Stoner encounters a series 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 forebears and confronts an essential solitude. William Stoner emerges not only as an archetypal American but as an unlikely existential hero, standing in stark relief against an unforgiving world.… (mais)
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Título:Stoner (New York Review Books Classics)
Autores:John Williams
Outros autores:John McGahern (Introdução)
Informação:NYRB Classics (2006), Paperback, 288 pages
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About 4.5 stars rather than 5 because a little dated. Half-star bonus is to help make up for any rater who might suppose that whatever will not make a jolly impression on his mind subverts the natural order of the universe. ( )
  KENNERLYDAN | Jul 11, 2021 |
Fantastically well written book about a young man, who leaves his family farm ostensibly to study agriculture in the early 1900's, but falls in love with the study of literature. As an academic, he goes through personal and professional highs and lows. You really felt how William Stoner felt. I thought the book's introduction spoiled much of the story and thought John Williams could have done a better job with his female characters. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
First of all this book has great prose. I read this immediately after I read the translated The Tartar Steppe, and so the difference was all the more contrasting for me.
I went into this book with misguided expectations, I thought this was going to be a sad story about feeling that one's life has been wasted, like The Tartar Steppe, and I kept on thinking that right till the end. As it turns out it isn't as much sad as it is just the story of a common life with the ups and downs inherent in it. This was the story of a quite eventful life, and so not sad at all, according to me. I consider the pinnacle of sadness to be a life not lived. And Stoner has lived his life, he really has.
This guy had an adventurous life and had all sorts of experiences that many of us might never even have. He experienced life as a country bumpkin and also as a university professor, he married the girl whom he loved at first sight, he had a daughter, he had an affair with the girl of my dreams, he published a book, he was popular in his university and was even known widely as an interesting character with legends being spun around him and he dies at the age of 64 of cancer. I can only dream that my life would be so eventful. The years of my life pass on one after the another with nothing happening.
The only parts where I feel bad for him are those in which Edith makes his life difficult, especially when she takes his daughter away from him and then his study.
Also now that I come to know of it, some people are saying he raped Edith on the night of their honeymoon? This never even crossed my mind when I was reading the book, only when I started discussing it did I come to know of this idea.
When I read that in the book it clearly seemed to me that she was probably shy and afraid as she was a virgin, but at no point did she say no, rather she asked him to just give him a minute to get ready. I have heard that women always feign shyness on the night of their wedding. I supposed it was just like that, and what with her victorian upbringing, of course she would be uncomfortable with the idea of sex.
A man should not be supposed to read a woman's mind. She never said no and he did not force himself on her, it wasn't a rape. Stoner was a fairly moral and upright person, not a rapist. It looked more like Edith was somewhat slight in the head with the sort of upbringing she had had, making her really uncomfortable with the idea of sex. I am pretty sure he would have not proceeded had she told him "no", just like he didn't initiate anything on the last night, or the night of their wedding. This was so not rape. ( )
  Sebuktegin | May 25, 2021 |
So deadened throughout by the constant fear that Williams will step off his tightrope and into masturbatory claptrap of the usual university-life cliches that it's scarcely disappointing at all when he does. What do I mean by that? I suppose it's the relentless adherence to genre tropes - the mini-arcs of academic conflict, the affair, the lifelong adversaries, the world-weary old friend, the need for a violent plot device to bring Stoner's story to a true climax. All this is very hard to square with the phrases that depict a country boy falling in love with literature -

"For several minutes after they left he sat unmoving, staring out before him at the narrow planked flooring that had been worn bare of varnish by the restless feet of students he would never see or now. He slid his own feet across the floor, hearing the dry rasp of wood on his soles, and feeling the roughness through the leather. Then he too got up and went slowly out of the room."

- or the Walker episode, which is a brilliant and effective harmonizing of Williams' sincere concerns about the value of university life with his reliance on traditional plotting. Would that the later Lomax encounters, or even most of Stoner's marriage, could have drawn from this well of inspiration. But, it's a good book. ( )
  brendanowicz | May 9, 2021 |
  chrisvia | Apr 29, 2021 |
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Part of “Stoner” ’s greatness is that it sees life whole and as it is, without delusion yet without despair. Stoner realizes at the last that he found what he sought at the university not in books but in his love and study of them, not in some obscure scholarly Grail but in its pursuit. His life has not been squandered in mediocrity and obscurity; his undistinguished career has not been mulish labor but an act of devotion. He has been a priest of literature, and given himself as fully as he could to the thing he loved. The book’s conclusion, such as it is—I don’t know whether to call it a consolation or a warning—is that there is nothing better in this life. The line, “It hardly mattered to him that the book was forgotten and served no use; and the question of its worth at any time seemed almost trivial,” is like the novel’s own epitaph. Its last image is of the book falling from lifeless fingers into silence.
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Krol, EdzardTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
McGahern, JohnIntroduçãoautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Rekiaro, IlkkaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to a university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life. As the years pass, Stoner encounters a series 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 forebears and confronts an essential solitude. William Stoner emerges not only as an archetypal American but as an unlikely existential hero, standing in stark relief against an unforgiving world.

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