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Styron, William 1925-2006

Works: 574 works in 2,098 publications in 31 languages and 80,693 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Love stories  War stories  Drama  Domestic fiction  Frame-stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Signer, Editor, Speaker, Honoree, Conceptor, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3569.T9, 813.54
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Most widely held works about William Styron
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Sophie's choice by William Styron( Book )
308 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 7,316 WorldCat member 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
The confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron( Book )
219 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 6,462 WorldCat member 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."
Lie down in darkness : a novel by William Styron( Book )
168 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,847 WorldCat member 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 )
30 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,461 WorldCat member 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 )
78 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 2,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conflict erupts into violence between two decadent American expatriots living in Italy
The long march by William Styron( Book )
108 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the shadow of the Korean War, a series of misfired mortar shells kill six men in a Marine camp during a training exercise, prompting the commanding officer to order a grueling punishment: a thirty-six mile march through the suffocating heat of the Carolina summer. Intended to beat discipline into the aging reservists, the march instead rankles Lieutenant Culver and Captain Mannix, whose growing resentment of the brutal trek leads to an ultimate, powerful act of rebellion. The Long March is a withering critique of a military system that leaves no room for dignity or personal identity. Told in part through flashbacks and dream sequences, the story is immersed in vivid language and philosophical reflection--a poignant defense of the individual in the face of attempted dehumanization
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts Mark Twain's life including interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and others
The suicide run : five tales of the Marine Corps by William Styron( Book )
24 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 1,138 WorldCat member 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
In the clap shack by William Styron( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 697 WorldCat member 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
The achievement of William Styron by R. K Morris( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sophie's choice by William Styron( Recording )
29 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of a love triangle which explores the nature of modern life and love in a world colored by the aftermath of Nazi horrors at Auschwitz
James Baldwin the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opening with the funeral of James Baldwin in December, 1987, in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, this film traces the life history and accomplishments of this great black writer. Includes interviews with friends, family members, and colleagues, including Maya Angelou, Amin Baraka, his brother David, his biographer, David Leeming, William Styron, Bobby Short and others, as well as readings from his works and scenes from his plays
This quiet dust and other writings by William Styron( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and French and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profound and passionate essays from one of America's greatest literary voices of the twentieth century "This quiet dust" is a compilation of William Styron's nonfiction writings that confront significant moral questions with precision and vigor
Darkness visible : a memoir of madness by William Styron( Book )
60 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Styron's stirring account of his plunge into a crippling depression, and his inspiring road to recovery In the summer of 1985, William Styron became numbed by disaffection, apathy, and despair, unable to speak or walk while caught in the grip of advanced depression. His struggle with the disease culminated in a wave of obsession that nearly drove him to suicide, leading him to seek hospitalization before the dark tide engulfed him. Darkness Visible tells the story of Styron's recovery, laying bare the harrowing realities of clinical depression and chronicling his triumph over the disease th
Fathers and daughters : in their own words by Mariana Ruth Cook( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From here to eternity by James Jones( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This edition includes an afterword by George hendrick, who discusses the novel's origin and eventual censorship at the hands of its first publisher. The original language has been restored
The suicide run [five tales of the Marine Corps] by William Styron( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blankenship: Styron draws on his stint as a guard at a stateside military prison at the end of World War II
Sophie's choice by Alan J Pakula( Visual )
39 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A drama set in post-World War II Brooklyn revolves around Sophie, a Polish Catholic beauty who survived Auschwitz, her lover, Nathan, and Stingo, a would-be writer. As the three grow closer, Stingo discovers the captivating and moving truths that each harbors
This quiet dust : and other writings by William Styron( Book )
18 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profound and passionate essays from one of America's greatest literary voices of the twentieth century This Quiet Dust is a compilation of William Styron's nonfiction writings that confront significant moral questions with precision and vigor. He examines topics as diverse as the Holocaust, the American Dream, and the controversy that raged around his Pulitzer Prize'winning novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner. In each entry, Styron expertly wields his powers of insight to slice through the most complex issues. This Quiet Dust offers a window into the philosophical underpinnings of Styron's greatest novels and is the ideal entry for readers seeking a greater understanding into the work of one of America's most celebrated authors. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives
La proie des flammes by William Styron( Book )
20 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Clark Styron, William 1925-2006
Staĭron, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1925-2006
Stairons, Viljams 1925-
Stajron, Uilʹjam 1925-2006
Styron, William
Styron, William Clark 1925-2006
סטירון, וילים 1925-2006
סטײרון, ויליאם 1925־
スタイロン, ウィリアム
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