Arts and Letters

The Perfect Novel

av Arts and Letters | Publicerades 10/5/2020

Discover American author John Edward Williams, who wrote Stoner , critically described as the "perfect novel." Yet, both Williams and this book remain largely obscure to American readers. On this episode, we interview renowned literary biographer Charles J. Shields. Shield's book , The Perfect Novel: John Williams, Stoner, and the Writing Life published by The University of Texas Press is a detailed account of John William's life and explores how William's seminal novel Stoner remains largely

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