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Underappreciated: John Williams

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

For our latest Underappreciated segment, Morris Dickstein, Distinguished Professor of English and Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center, discusses John Williams: author of the 1965 novel, Stoner. The book’s main character, William Stoner emerges not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero; standing alone in unforgiving world.

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Morris Dickstein
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Comments [2]

Roxie Munro from Long Island City

I met John Williams in 1980 at the artist's colony, Yaddo. He was a lovely, kind, humble man. Although rather quiet, he could tell wonderful "war stories" about writers and their antics. He was a slow writer...one evening he came down to cocktails on the veranda full of joy - he'd written eight good sentences that day.

Aug. 25 2010 12:55 PM
Katherine Jackson from LES

Please say a little more about Augustus, which I just read and was blown away by.

Aug. 25 2010 12:51 PM

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