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The Literary Life
The Quiet American Novel

A new book by Steve Almond offers a deeply personal take on John Williams’s classic novel Stoner: a minor-key masterpiece about ordinary life, the pursuit of passions, and the lost art of paying attention.

Published on: December 15, 2019
Matt Hanson is a contributing editor at The Arts Fuse, Boston’s online independent arts and culture magazine. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Baffler, The Guardian, The Millions, The New Yorker, The Smart Set, and Three Quarks Daily.
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