Peopled with civil rights activists, fanatical christians, corrupt politicians, and demented hollywood stars, a hall of mirrors vividly depicts the dark side of america that erupted in the sixties. Media in category sculptures in the hall of mirrors palace of versailles the following 12 files are in this category, out of 12 total. Time magazine included this novel in its list time 100 best englishlanguage novels from 1923 to 2005. A flag for sunrise captured revolutionary discontent in central america. A flag for sunrise is my favorite but the other two are close behind.
Rheinhardt, a disc jockey and failed musician, rolls into new orleans in the aftermath of mardi gras looking for work and another chance in. Robert stone, the national book awardwinning novelist, is shown here in 1981. When stone s first novel, a hall of mirrors, was published seven years ago, it was much admired and compared to lowrys under the volcano, styrons lie down in darkness and the work of theodore dreiseran odd but accurate assortment. To quote wallace stegner, stone writes like a bird, like an angel, like a circus barker, like a con man, like someone so high on pot that he is. In dog soldiers, he covered the vietnam war and drug smuggling. A hall of mirrors by robert stone in chm, epub, fb3 download ebook. Robert stone lives in a small frame house on the connecticut coast. Robert stone was an awardwinning american novelist and screen writer. The life of robert stone, who captured american energies. Robert stone s novels often feature alienated protagonists who struggle to survive in a brutal world of violence, drugs, and alcohol. Stone couldnt use both versions for his epigraph, and we owe him a debt of gratitude for rescuing a memorable robert lowell phrase from oblivion. What he finds is a woman physically and psychically damaged by the men in her past and a job that entangles him in a rightwing political movement.
The robert stone papers date from 1950 to 20, and consist of notes, typescript drafts on paper and computer disk, galleys, and proof pages for all of stone s novels. A flag for sunrise, dog soldiers and hall of mirrors. I was friends with robert stone for the last 15 years of his life. Review fun with problems, by charles baxter harpers. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. A hall of mirrors is a 1966 novel by the novelist robert stone. In a hall of mirrors, once rheinhardt accepts the job at the conservative radio station, the boss, bingamon, seals the deal by offering rheinhardt a glass of southern comfort, which he reluctantly drinks. Inside, a long white living room with curving walls suggests oriental calm, and a pocket kitchen like a ships galley offers the comic sight of tame ducks feeding on the water just below. A hall of mirrors book by robert stone 7 available. Robert stone was born on august 21, 1937 in brooklyn, new york, usa as robert anthony stone. The book is chockablock with the authors talent, and some powerful passages indicate critical acceptance or at least attention but no foreseeable readership. Robert stone august 21, 1937 january 10, 2015 was an american novelist he was twice a finalist for the pulitzer prize and once for the penfaulkner award. Superb a hall of mirrors, by robert stone book is consistently being the very best friend for spending little time in your office, night time, bus, as well as all over.
It was a long, naturalistic opera about two drunken, selfdestructive drifters. Complete summary of robert stone s a hall of mirrors. A hall of mirrors by robert stone 1997, paperback, revised. Stone s struggle with alcohol informed much of his writing. What follows is a paragraph that only an alcoholic could write, and it fuses. The title of this book is a hall of mirrors and it was written by robert stone. A first uk edition of american novelist robert stone s a hall of mirrors of only a estimated to have been published. A hall of mirrors by robert stone signed first edition.
Other articles where a hall of mirrors is discussed. Rheinhardt, a disk jockey and failed musician, rolls into new orleans looking for work and another chance in life. Buy a cheap copy of a hall of mirrors book by robert stone. His works include a hall of mirrors, dog soldiers, a flag for sunrise, children of light, and outerbridge reach. A hall of mirrors by stone, robert, 1937publication date 1987 topics political violence publisher.
As written in the synopsis, this is the story of three young americans who. All the characters with any sensitivity are alcoholic, drugaddicted or psychiatric losers. His story collection, bear and his daughter, was a finalist for the pulitzer prize, and his memoir, prime green, was published in 2006. Homage to robert stone this is an essay i wrote after robert stone s death on 10 january 2018. Robert stone was born on august 21, 1937 he turns 70 today.
A hall of mirrors by robert stone pdf free download ebook. Set in 1960s new orleans, the book depicts the dark side of america that erupted in the sixties and follows a number of characters who are tied to a rightwing radio station, the civil rights movement, and 1960s counterculture. Rheinhardt, a disk jockey and failed musician, rolls. A hall of mirrors, dog soldiers winner of the national book award, a flag for sunrise, children of light, outerbridge reach, damascus gate, and bay of souls. A hall of mirrors 1967, his first novel, revolves around a rightwing radio station in new orleans and its chaotic patriotic revival. Hall of mirrors contemporary american fiction by stone, robert s. As it happens, next month is also the 40th anniversary of the publication of his first novel, a hall of mirrors. His second novel, dog soldiers 1974, concerns the legacy of corruption. He was a writer, known for wholl stop the rain 1978, damascus gate. A hall of mirrors book by robert stone 6 available.
Long before i met him i was a great admirer of his fiction, especially his third novel, a flag for sunrise. Set in new orleans, where stone and his wife had briefly lived, the novel had a sprawling cast of characters a. Robert stone, awardwinning author of a hall of mirrors. His first novel, a hall of mirrors, was published in 1967 when he was 30.
Stone adapted the book for the screenplay of the film wusa 1970. Buy a hall of mirrors by robert stone online at alibris. Robert stone gave a reading with ken kesey at the 92nd street y that i attended with my friend robert bingham. A flag for sunrise captured revolutionary discontent in. A hall of mirrors by stone, robert and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. It will certainly be an excellent way to merely look, open, and also read the book a hall of mirrors, by robert stone while because time. Octavo, original half black and half gray cloth, original dust jacket. Child of light, a biography of robert stone, by madison. First edition of stone s first novel, signed by him on the title page.
William heath conversations with robert stone world of. Stone was five times a finalist for the national book award for fiction, which he did receive in 1975 for his novel dog soldiers. Stone s first three novels a hall of mirrors, dog soldiers, a flag for sunrisecan be read together as an inner history of the cataclysmic time when americans first lost faith in themselves. Ever since a hall of mirrors depicted the wild side of new orleans in the 1960s, robert stone 19372015 has situated novels where america has shattered and the action is at a pitch.478 1222 797 348 1561 537 29 787 620 178 1103 730 1557 1210 1134 1474 40 1332 639 444 124 1666 415 1316 779 1123 884 821 294 1183 1356 510 82 701 733 1015