STONE READER A critically acclaimed book vanishes and its author forgotten. One reader is determined to find out why. This is a movie that delves into (by the back door) many aspects of writing and publishing. It is a must-see by all authors.
Below is a list of books and authors mentioned in STONE READER (or shown on shelves) in the movie and/or cut from it and/or read and thought about while making it.
The authors and books in bold I’ve read.
* William Wordsworth, Tintern Abbey * James Joyce, Poems * John Seelye, The Kid & Beautiful Machine * Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat * Lord Byron, Collected Works * Howard Mosher, Northern Borders (coming of age story set in Vermont) * John Frederick, The Darkened Sky * Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook (& introduction to the 1972 10th anniversary edition) * R.A. Lafferty, Fourth Mansions (SF) * Vladimir Nabokov, Invitation to a Beheading * John Barth, The Floating Opera (Leslie Fiedler’s favorite modern American 1st novel) * William Kotzwinkle, The Fan Man * Crocket Johnson, Harold and the Purple Crayon * Ben Hogan’s Power Golf * Claire Bee’s Chip Hilton series * Dan Guenther, China Wind * John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces * Ross Lockridge, Raintree County * Thomas Hegan, Mr. Roberts * Siri Hustvedt, The Blindfold * William Manchester, The Last Lion * Ferol Egan, Fremont * A. Yehoshua, Five Seasons * Janet Hobhouse, The Furies * Christopher Isherwood, Berlin Stories * Peter Taylor, A Summons to Memphis * Virginia Woolf, A Voyage Out * James Lord, Picasso and Dora * Franklin W. Dixon’s Hardy Boys books * Colin Wilson * Mark Twain Puddinhead Wilson, Huckleberry Finn, A *Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court * Madeline L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time * Ernest Hemingway, Old Man and the Sea * Henry Roth, Call It Sleep