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Stoner (New York Review Books Classics)

Stoner - John Edward Williams An American existentialist text. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation" - Henry David Thoreau. My father is fond of this quote and it is perfectly fitting when applied to this novel. What you make of the book is a matter of your feelings about humanity, about the promise and failure of the American ideal, of what your own life has amounted to - or what you hope it will amount to. It is a remarkable and thought-provoking anomaly in the American canon. Further discourse about this, at some length, at Raging Biblioholism: http://wp.me/sGVzJ-stoner