Styron, William 1925-2006
Most widely held works about William Styron
Most widely held works by William Styron
The confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron ( Book )
152 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 20 languages and held by 4,688 libraries worldwide
"The Confessions of Nat Turner reveals in unforgettable human terms the agonizing essence of Negro slavery. Through the mind of a slave, William Styron has re-created a catastrophic event, and dramatized the intermingled miseries, frustrations-and hopes-which caused this extraordinary black man to rise up out of the early mists of our history and strike down those who had held his people in bondage."
Sophie's choice by William Styron ( Book )
208 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 27 languages and held by 4,686 libraries worldwide
The time is 1947. Sophie, a Polish Catholic beauty who survived Auschwitz, has settled in America. Stingo, a 22 year-old aspiring writer from Virginia, is drawn to Sophie and Nathan--a madly romantic couple whose instability and flamboyance utterly capture his imagination. The deeper Stingo sinks into these people's lives, the more he learns that each harbors terrible secrets.
Darkness visible : a memoir of madness by William Styron ( Book )
50 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,212 libraries worldwide
The author describes his experiences with depression and his resulting suicidal tendencies beginning in 1985.
Lie down in darkness by William Styron ( Book )
132 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 2,879 libraries worldwide
A Virginia couple separated by hatred and self-pity attend the burial of their daughter.
A Tidewater morning : three tales from youth by William Styron ( Book )
38 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,234 libraries worldwide
In these stories - never before published in book form - William Styron focuses his unmatched talents on matters that have preoccupied him during much of his adult writing career. Although their immediate subjects are different - a young Marine about to invade Japan in World War II remembers the role his father played in building one of the ships; a child recalls what happened when a former slave came home to die in the place where he was born; a boy describes the hot summer day on which his mother died, changing his life forever - the stories are told in the voice of the same narrator, who remembers vividly his youth in a tidewater town in Virginia. A Tidewater Morning is written with the power and distinction of a writer who occupies a preeminent place in modern American literature.
Set this house on fire by William Styron ( Book )
91 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 2,230 libraries worldwide
Conflict erupts into violence between two decadent American expatriots living in Italy.
The long march by William Styron ( Book )
76 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 1,693 libraries worldwide
Two works about soldiers in a time of dubious peace by a writer of eloquence and moral authority. With stylistic panache and vitriolic wit, Styron depicts conflicts between men of somewhat more than average intelligence and the military machine. In The Long March, a novella, two Marine reservists fight to retain their dignity while on a grueling exercise staged by a posturing colonel. The uproariously funny play In the Clap Shack charts the terrified passage of a young recruit through the prurient inferno of a Navy hospital VD ward. In both works, Styron wages a gallant defense of the free individual--and serves up a withering indictment of a system that has no room for individuality or freedom.--From publisher description.
This quiet dust : and other writings by William Styron ( Book )
25 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
Mark Twain ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,387 libraries worldwide
Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others.
The achievement of William Styron ( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 1,276 libraries worldwide
Havanas in Camelot : personal essays by William Styron ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 903 libraries worldwide
Havanas in Camelot brings together fourteen of Styron's personal essays, including a reminiscence of his brief friendship with John F. Kennedy; a recollection of the power and ceremony on display at the inauguration of François Mitterrand; memoirs of Truman Capote, James Baldwin, and Terry Southern; a meditation on Mark Twain; an account of Styron's daily walks with his dog; and an evocation of his summer home on Martha's Vineyard. Styron's essays touch on the great themes of his fiction--racial oppression, slavery, and the Holocaust--but for the most part they address other subjects: bowdlerizations of history, literary lists, childhood moviegoing, the censoring of his own work, and the pursuit of celebrity fetish objects.--From amazon.com.
The suicide run : five tales of the Marine Corps by William Styron ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 875 libraries worldwide
Best known for his ambitious novels, Styron also created personal but no less powerful tales based on his real-life experiences as a U.S. Marine. This book collects five of these meticulously rendered narratives, one published here for the first time, bringing to life the drama, inhumanity, absurdity, and heroism that forever changed the men who served in the Marine Corps.--From publisher description.
Conversations with William Styron by William Styron ( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
Presents twenty-five interviews with the novelist from 1951-1984.
In the clap shack by William Styron ( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
A group of Marines who stand up to the military machine. In the summer of 1943, a young Marine named Wally Magruder arrives at a Navy hospital in the American South, stricken with what doctors diagnose as a severe case of syphilis. Trapped in the stifling confines of the urology ward, Magruder and his fellow patients rebel against the authoritarian Dr. Glanz, a physician who delights in the power that sickness gives him. But as they seek to reclaim their identities against dehumanization, the ward becomes a hell more real than any of them could have imagined.
Letters to my father by William Styron ( Book )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
"I've finally pretty much decided what to write next--a novel based on Nat Turner's rebellion," twenty-six-year-old William Styron confided to his father in a letter he wrote on May 1, 1952. Styron would not publish his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Confessions of Nat Turner until 1967, but this letter undercuts those critics who later attacked the writer as an opportunist capitalizing on the heated racial climate of the late 1960s. From 1943 to 1953, Styron wrote over one hundred letters to William C. Styron, Sr., detailing his adventures, his works in progress, and his ruminations on the craft o.
Inheritance of night : early drafts of Lie down in darkness by William Styron ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
From 1947 to 1949, William Styron twice attempted to write a novel under the working title Inheritance of Night. On the third attempt he produced the award-winning Lie Down in Darkness, which when published in September 1951 established him as one of the most promising writers of his generation. Published here, in facsimile form, are the long-lost drafts of Styron's earliest version of Lie Down in Darkness. Although Styron began the narrative twice, he realized both times that his writing was derivative and his characters not yet fully conceived. These drafts show young Styron feeling his way into the story with various narrative voices and strategies, attempting to work out his plot. Influences from William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Robert Penn Warren are apparent in the text, and there is a character named Marcus Bonner who is an early rendition of Stingo in Sophie's Choice. The typescript drafts of Inheritance of Night for many years were thought to have been lost, but in 1980 were discovered in the files of one of Styron's former literary agents. These drafts eventually made their way to the archive of Styron's papers assembled at Duke University Library. This general interest trade volume is also available in two different limited editions for collectors: a lettered, signed, and boxed edition and a numbered, signed edition. With a preface by Styron and an introduction by James L. W. West III, these drafts afford much insight into the creation of Lie Down in Darkness and the writing of a major twentieth-century American writer.
The suicide run [five tales of the Marine Corps by William Styron ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Blankenship: Styron draws on his stint as a guard at a stateside military prison at the end of World War II.
Fathers and daughters : in their own words by Mariana Ruth Cook ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
James Baldwin the price of the ticket ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Presents a look at the life and influence of author James Baldwin, at once a major twentieth century American author, a Civil Rights activist and, for two crucial decades, a prophetic voice calling Americans, Black and white, to confront their shared racial tragedy. Through interviews with writers and friends, this documentary captures the passionate intellect and courageous writing of a man who was born Black, impoverished, gifted and gay.
Darkness visible by William Styron ( Book )
54 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 17 languages and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Describes the author's recovery from depression and madness after psychiatric treatment and hospitalization.
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Clark Styron, William 1925-2006
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Styron, William Clark 1925-2006
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