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Robert Stone (1) (1937–2015)

Autor(a) de Dog Soldiers

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20+ Works 4,751 Membros 87 Reviews 17 Favorited

About the Author

Robert Stone was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 21, 1937. His parents never married and his father was not part of his life. His mother had schizophrenia and was frequently hospitalized. From the ages of 6 to 10, he lived in an orphanage run by the Marist brothers. In 1954, he dropped out of mostrar mais high school and joined the Navy, where he earned his high school equivalency diploma. In the 1960's, he briefly attended New York University, worked as a copy boy for the New York Daily News, and attended the Wallace Stegner writing workshop at Standford University. His first novel, A Hall of Mirrors, won a William Faulkner Foundation award for best first novel of 1967 and was adapted into a movie entitled WUSA starring Paul Newman. His other books include Children of Light, Outerbridge Reach, Damascus Gate, Bear and His Daughter, Fun with Problems, Bay of Souls, and Death of the Black-Haired Girl. He also wrote a memoir entitled Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties. He won numerous awards including the National Book Award in 1975 for Dog Soldier, which was adapted into a movie entitled Who'll Stop the Rain starring Nick Nolte and Tuesday Weld, and a PEN/Faulkner Award for A Flag for Sunrise. He died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on January 10, 2015 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Robert Stone

Associated Works

The Red Badge of Courage (2004) — Introdução, algumas edições11,198 cópias
The Quiet American (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições8,053 cópias
The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943) — Introdução, algumas edições1,147 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 481 cópias
The Stories of Paul Bowles (2000) — Introdução, algumas edições396 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997) — Contribuinte — 355 cópias
The Best American Essays 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 344 cópias
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuinte — 214 cópias
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Contribuinte — 186 cópias
The Best American Short Stories of the 80s (1990) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
The Best American Essays 1989 (1989) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
Song of Napalm: Poems (1988) — Introdução — 53 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Open City #25: The Musicians' Issue (2008) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



Here's what I wrote about this read in 2013: "Hmm, Vietnam Era America on the seedy under side and past the love in. Three people involved in moving pure Heroin and now there on the run. Evoked memories of Bonnie & Clyde and Thelma & Louise. They kept running but in reality their energy for their lives was low and then seemed to have little hope. NOTE: This continues Mary's reading endorsed books included in "Lotus Eaters"."
MGADMJK | outras 20 resenhas | May 13, 2024 |
One of the few LOA volumes that is remarkably depressing while boring at the same time. The 3 stories contained in this volume demonstrates the inability of LOA to revive certain literary works. Supposedly it is meant to be an insight of the drug hazed & revolt over the Vietnam War, but fails miserably. The author of these works left much to be desired.
walterhistory | 1 outra resenha | Nov 9, 2023 |
KindraP | outras 11 resenhas | Oct 8, 2022 |
lots of poignant scenes. i donated my copy to a library my university was setting up. there was that wonderful pathetic passage about "the weak straining to look agreeable to the strong" or something like that. also that passage about mary magdalene and jesus was quite humorous, in a bleak and sad way.
rufus666 | outras 12 resenhas | Aug 14, 2022 |



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