Monday, January 12, 2015

Obituary for Robert Stone

Author Robert Stone passed away over the weekend at the age of 77. Stone is the author of eight novels (including National Book Award winner Dog Soldiers, and Pulitzer finalist A Flag for Sunrise), two short-story collections, and one memoir. Over the course of his illustrious career, he held teaching posts at University of Hawaii; Amherst; the University of California at Irvine; Johns Hopkins; and Yale.

Harper published his only memoir,
Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties in 2007. Building on vignettes from his travels across America—from the New York City of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter, to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California—Stone’s memoir explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, turbulent, and fascinating glory, especially examining how the decade shaped him as a writer. To read an excerpt of his work, please click here.

You can read the Robert Stone’s full 
New York Times obituary here.

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