In me thou see’st the twilight of such day,
As after sunset fadeth in the west,
Which by-and-by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
So runs the Shakespearean sonnet that inspires the main character by Stoner John Williams a personal choice for a change of life, the beginning of a mediocre path of university professor. Bestseller posthumously, thanks to Social newtworks, written in an style from appreciated mostly by contemporary authors, William’s novel was called a “Labour novel”, not only as the daily work but also as a work on oneself and one’s own passions here fatally leading to failure, because the passion of the protagonist for knowledge and love are manifested at the very moment of their failure.
Stoner, Landing Pages is the exhibition of contemporary art inspired by the novel by John Williams is an experiment of exhibition project funded through a crowdfunding . The project, curated by Cinzia Compalati and Andrea Zanetti, has had its national premiere at #FLA Pescara Festival and shows is being held in Pescara – all’Alviani ArtSpace – until 11 December.
Saturday, December 3 at 1 8 to Gallery Menhir of La Spezia in Via Manzoni 35 , it will be possible to make a tour of the exhibition ‘at a distance’. Through the projection of the video produced on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition of Pescara, the images of the works and the story of some of the characters, there will be the opportunity to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the book ‘Stoner’ and their visual translation.
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