Memoir, Novels, Lives and the Quality of Our Attention — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

In William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life, Steve Almond discusses a book that changed his life—John Williams’ 1965 novel Stoner—and argues that novels are not merely books, but instead “manuals for living.” Almond never disappoints: his prose is always powerful, provocative. He is a respected teacher and literary advocate. He is funny. He is […]

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