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Stoner

A Novel
Lu par : Alfred Molina
Durée : 8 h et 55 min
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Waterstone's book of the year

Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer - in 2013 translations of Stoner began appearing on best-seller lists across Europe.

William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at 19 to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely.

Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel uncovers a story of universal value. Stoner tells of the conflicts, defeats and victories of the human race that pass unrecorded by history and reclaims the significance of an individual life.

A listening experience like no other, itself a paean to the power of literature, it is a novel to be savoured.

©2016 John Williams (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

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  • Chelsea Monday
  • 13/12/2018

Painful and beautiful

Such a complex yet freely flowing story! Gripping and engaging like few other books. I think you might have to have experienced a bit of life and love yourself to fully appreciate this book.

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  • 08/09/2018

Es una obra maestra

Esta muy bellamente narrado, perfectamente escrito, que transforma una vida aburrida en casi una obra maestra

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  • cynichloe
  • 10/02/2019

beautiful book

Halfway through I realised this is indeed a story about a no-great-triumph, not-your-typical-story-worthy man. Which shouldn’t have surprised me really, because the author made it so very clear in the beginning of the book, thus I didn’t have high expectations but slowly I was completely drawn into stoner’s world.

In a sense, this is a book for everyone, everyone can see a bit of himself or herself in Stoner. I like the story’s prose and tempo and how it endows dignity to ordinary people’s ordinary life and their not so ordinary choices and pains and joys. In a sense this is what great literature is for, it surveys the deepest human psyche and shows us the invariant element in the humanity.

It simply heartbreakingly beautiful.

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  • Marc A
  • 25/12/2017

Extraordinary

What a great book! Fine storytelling and at the end you really feel like knowing Stoner better then many friends, acquaintances or even family members. Truly a great novel that has to be read!!!