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Butcher's Crossing

John Williams (author), Michelle Latiolais (author of introduction)
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Title
Butcher's Crossing
Author
John Williams 1922-1994
Author of introduction
Michelle Latiolais
Language
English
Publisher
[Plaats van uitgave niet vastgesteld]: New York Review Books, 2011
296 p.
ISBN
9781590174241
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About John Williams

John Edward Williams (August 29, 1922 – March 3, 1994) was an American author, editor and professor. He was best known for his novels Butcher's Crossing (1960), Stoner (1965), and Augustus (1972), which won a U.S. National Book Award.

Life

Williams was raised in Clarksville, Texas. His grandparents were farmers; his stepfather was a janitor in a post office. Williams attended a local junior college for a year, and then worked in media before joining the war effort in early 1942 by enlisting in the United States Army Air Force. He spent two and a half years as a sergeant in India and Burma. During his enlistment in Calcutta, he wrote pages of a novel, which later became Nothing But the Night, published in 1948 by Swallow Press and later reissued by New York Review Books Classics.

At the end of the war, Williams moved to Denver, Colorado, and enrolled in the University of Denver, receiving Bachelor o…Read more on Wikipedia