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Nothing But the Night

Nothing But the Night

  • Title: Nothing But the Night
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  • ISBN : 9781557281135
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 123 pages


First published in 1948, Nothing but the Night marked the auspicious beginning of John Williams career as a novelist a career that would go on to include the classics Stoner and the National Book Award winning Augustus In the person of Arthur Maxley, Williams investigates the terror and the waywardness of a man who has suffered an early traumatic experience As a child, First published in 1948, Nothing but the Night marked the auspicious beginning of John Williams career as a novelist a career that would go on to include the classics Stoner and the National Book Award winning Augustus In the person of Arthur Maxley, Williams investigates the terror and the waywardness of a man who has suffered an early traumatic experience As a child, Maxley witnessed a scene of such violence and of such a nature tat the evocation of Greek tragedy is inescapable now, years later, we move through a single significant day in the grown Arthur Maxley s life, the day when he is to meet his father, who has been absent for many years With rare economy and clarity, the story moves at an ever increasing pace to its unforgettable end


Author John Williams

Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.John Edward Williams, Ph.D University of Missouri, 1954 M.A., University of Denver, 1950 B.A., U of D., 1949 , enlisted in the USAAF early in 1942, spending two and a half years as a sergeant in India and Burma His first novel, Nothing But the Night, was published in 1948, and his first volume of poems, Th




Nothing But the Night Reviews (31)

  • Night, not Day In all the endless road you tread There s nothing but the night. AE HousmanA young John Williams penned lush language to describe a single day in the life of another young man He minutely observes everything, however trivial two sentences to describe an envelope, and starting t [..]

  • nulla, appunto solo una noiosissima notte la pubblicazione degli esordi letterari dovrebbe essere regolata dal codice civile, articolo per i danni morali, paragrafo non aprite quel cassetto.sto valutando di chiederli a fazi i danni , perch stato davvero un colpo basso espormi ai tentennanti v [..]

  • Oh never fear, man, nought s to dread, Look not left nor right In all the endless road you tread There s nothing but the night. A E Housman As I was suffering from withdrawal symptoms after reading three excellent books in succession by John Williams and knowing [..]

  • This cover, man, I don t know This is the author s debut novel, which he wrote after dropping out of college The novel starts with a disturbing but memorable dream sequence The main character, Arthur, is a college dropout and seems to be suffering from PTSD, but from unknown circumstances He struggl [..]

  • A young man is traumatised by what he saw his parents do one night when he was ickle Oh you, it wasn t THAT, they weren t hugging in a special way But what was it The mystery slowly unravels in Nothing but the Night Eh not as good as Stoner John Williams first book is a quick read and not just becau [..]

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