This play focuses on the tribulations of the Telfair family over a three-year period. The story is told by monologues of the character Ben Telfair, a 32-year-old third-generation stonemason. Two acts are taken up to provide backstory which involves Ben's choice to not go to college and take up the family business of stonemasonry.
- Arnold, Edwin T. "Cormac McCarthy's The Stonemason: The Unmaking of a Play." Southern Quarterly 33 (Winter-Spring 1995).
- Josyph, Peter. "Older Professions: The Fourth Wall of The Stonemason." Originally appeared, in different form, in Southern Quarterly 36 (Fall 1997). Reprinted in Myth, Legend, Dust: Critical Responses to Cormac McCarthy Edited by Rick Wallach. 119–140.
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