Augustus (New York Review Books Classics)

Augustus (New York Review Books Classics)


WINNER OF THE 1973 nationwide booklet AWARD 
via the writer of Stoner

In Augustus, his 3rd nice novel, John Williams took  on a completely new problem, a old narrative set in classical Rome, exploring the lifetime of the founding father of the Roman Empire. to inform the tale, Williams became to the epistolary novel, a style that was once new to him, reworking and transcending it simply as he did the western in Butcher’s Crossing and the campus novel in Stoner. Augustus is the ultimate triumph of a author who has come to be famous world wide as an American grasp.

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