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Styron, William 1925-2006

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Sophie's choice by William Styron( Book )

357 editions published between 1850 and 2016 in 23 languages and held by 6,824 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 novelist 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 )

256 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 6,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Confessions of Nat Turner is a masterpiece of storytelling, revealing in unforgettable human terms the agonizing essence of slavery. The outcome of twenty years' research, it is a novel of impelling readability, a sweeping evocation of the South in the nineteenth century, and of the total experience of being a Negro in that era. It searches the depths of frustration and degradation that this extraordinary black man to rise up out of the early mists of American history and strike down those who had held his people in bondage"--Dust jacket
Lie down in darkness : a novel by William Styron( Book )

214 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 3,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Virginia couple separated by hatred and self-pity attend the burial of their daughter
Set this house on fire by William Styron( Book )

158 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day after Peter Leverett met his old friend Mason Flagg in Sambuco, Italy, Mason was found dead. The hours leading up to his death were a nightmare for Peter--both in their violence and in their maddening unreality. The blaze of events which followed was, Peter soon realised, ignited by a conflict between two men: Mason Flagg himself and Cass Kinsolving, a tortured, self-destructive painter, a natural enemy and prey to the monstrous evil of Mason Flagg. Three events--murder, rape and suicide--explode in this relentless and passionate novel, almost overwhelming in its conception of the varieties of good and evil
A Tidewater morning : three tales from youth by William Styron( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 2,201 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
The long march by William Styron( Book )

117 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,764 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 Howard F Decker( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life including interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and others
This quiet dust : and other writings by William Styron( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of prose essays
The suicide run : five tales of the Marine Corps by William Styron( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before writing his memoir of madness, Darkness Visible, William Styron was best known for his ambitious works of fiction - including The Confessions of Nat Turner and Sophie's Choice. Styron also created personal but no less powerful tales based on his real-life experiences as a U.S. Marine. The Suicide Run collects five of these meticulously rendered narratives. One of them - Elobey, Annobon, and Corisco" - is published here for the first time." "In "Blankenship," written in 1953, Styron draws on his stint as a guard at a stateside military prison at the end of World War II. "Marriott, the Marine" and "The Suicide Run" - which Styron composed in the early 1970s as part of an intended novel that he set aside to write Sophie's Choice - depict the surreal experience of being conscripted a second time, after World War II, to serve in the Korean War. "My Father's House" captures the isolation and frustration of a soldier trying to become a civilian again. In "Elobey, Annobon, and Corisco," written late in Styron's life, a soldier attempts to exorcise the dread of an approaching battle by daydreaming about far-off islands, visited vicariously through his childhood stamp collection."--BOOK JACKET
James Baldwin : the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 691 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
In the clap shack by William Styron( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy-drama set in the VD ward of a Navy hospital during World War II
The achievement of William Styron by Robert K Morris( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 542 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 474 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
This quiet dust and other writings by William Styron( Book )

35 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of prose essays
Best short stories from The Paris review( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 335 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 209 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
From here to eternity by James Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 206 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
Fathers and daughters : in their own words by Mariana Ruth Cook( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophie's choice by Alan J Pakula( Visual )

55 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 184 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
Darkness visible : a memoir of madness by William Styron( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Amerikaanse auteur (geb. 1925) beschrijft de wijze waarop hij in 1985 in een zware depressie geraakte
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The suicide run : five tales of the Marine Corps
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Clark Styron, William 1925-2006

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William Styron American novelist and essayist

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The confessions of Nat TurnerLie down in darkness : a novelSet this house on fireA Tidewater morning : three tales from youthThe long marchThe suicide run : five tales of the Marine CorpsThe achievement of William StyronSophie's choice