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Styron, William 1925-2006

Overview
Works: 679 works in 2,010 publications in 7 languages and 78,780 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  War stories  Love stories  History  Drama  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Honoree, Conceptor, Signer, Speaker, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.T9, 813.54
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Sophie's choice by William Styron ( Book )
122 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 6,517 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 )
125 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 6,151 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 )
122 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,692 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 )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 2,412 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 )
67 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in English and held by 2,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conflict erupts into violence between two decadent American expatriots living in Italy
The long march by William Styron ( Book )
65 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,783 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 )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,562 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 )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,081 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 )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The achievement of William Styron by Richard Morris ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This quiet dust : and other writings by William Styron ( Book )
32 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 354 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
Sophie's choice by William Styron ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A personalized view of the Holocaust and its devastating effect on one woman who survived it
James Baldwin the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member 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
Fathers and daughters : in their own words by Mariana Ruth Cook ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The long march ; and, In the clap shack by William Styron ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member 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
Sophie's choice by William Styron ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 207 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
Le choix de Sophie : [roman] by William Styron ( Book )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in French and English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman d'amour. Roman historique. Roman philosophique
From here to eternity by James Jones ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 149 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
Sophie's choice by Alan J Pakula ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een jonge schrijver woont in New York in hetzelfde pension met een stel, waarvan de vrouw Auschwitz heeft overleefd en gruwelijke herinneringen met zich meedraagt
Tell about the South voices in black & white ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
 
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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
סטײרון, ויליאם, 1925־
スタイロン, ウィリアム
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