Robert Stone


Born
in Brooklyn, The United States
August 21, 1937

Died
January 10, 2015

Genre

Influences


ROBERT STONE was the author of seven novels: 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. His story collection, Bear and His Daughter, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and his memoir, Prime Green, was published in 2006.
His work was typically characterized by psychological complexity, political concerns, and dark humor.

A lifelong adventurer who in his 20s befriended Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady, and what he called ‘‘all those crazies’’ of the counterculture, Mr. Stone had a fateful affinity for outsiders, especially those who brought hard times on themselves. Starting with the 1966 novel ‘‘A Hall of Mirrors,’’ Mr. Stone set hi
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Average rating: 3.9 · 63,740 ratings · 4,296 reviews · 36 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dog Soldiers

3.71 avg rating — 6,337 ratings — published 1974 — 39 editions
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Damascus Gate

3.38 avg rating — 1,004 ratings — published 1998 — 23 editions
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A Flag for Sunrise

3.87 avg rating — 946 ratings — published 1981 — 20 editions
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Death of the Black-Haired Girl

2.68 avg rating — 1,151 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Outerbridge Reach

3.75 avg rating — 698 ratings — published 1992 — 22 editions
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A Hall of Mirrors

3.72 avg rating — 436 ratings — published 1967 — 18 editions
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Bear and His Daughter

3.93 avg rating — 369 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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Children Of Light

3.70 avg rating — 414 ratings — published 1985 — 12 editions
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Prime Green: Remembering th...

3.50 avg rating — 401 ratings — published 2007 — 14 editions
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Fun with Problems

3.26 avg rating — 363 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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More books by Robert Stone…
“I’ve been waiting my whole life to fuck up like this.”
Robert Stone, Dog Soldiers

“I've always remembered. This fellow said to me - if you think someones'doing you wrong, it's not for you to judge. Kill them first and then God can do the judging.”
Robert Stone, Dog Soldiers
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“What you're trying to do when you write is to crowd the reader out of his own space and occupy it with yours, in a good cause. You're trying to take over his sensibility and deliver an experience that moves from mere information.”
Robert Stone

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