Nothing but the Night by John Williams audiobook

Nothing but the Night

By John Williams
Read by Lloyd James

Blackstone Publishing 9781557281135
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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 that 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.

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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 that 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mr. Williams has an uncommonly fine ear and uncommonly sensitive perceptions.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Author Bio: John Williams

Author Bio: John Williams

John Williams (1922–1994) was born in Texas. The poet and novelist taught at and received his PhD from the University of Missouri in the early 1950s. In 1955 he became the director of the University of Denver’s creative writing program, where he became the editor of the University of Denver Quarterly. He remained at Denver until his retirement in 1986. He was a cowinner of the 1973 National Book Award for Fiction for the novel Augustus.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 3.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English