Category Archives: Williams (John)

A Deep Faith in Lit’s Redemptive Powers

In his overlooked classic “Stoner,” John Williams makes a compelling case for art’s redemptive powers. Art is authentic, unlike much of modern culture.

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Overlooked Novel Teaches Us How to Live

John Williams’ “Stoner” is a breathtaking campus novel that captures a professor’s love of literature.

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  • Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.

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