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Styron, William 1925-2006

Works: 560 works in 2,279 publications in 28 languages and 77,458 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Domestic fiction  Drama  War stories  Romance fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Speaker, Editor, Signer, Conceptor, Collaborator, Honoree, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3569.T9,
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Sophie's choice by William Styron( Book )
354 editions published between 1850 and 2015 in 27 languages and held by 6,826 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 )
245 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 6,207 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 )
209 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 3,835 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 )
159 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 2,605 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 )
39 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,370 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 )
113 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 1,789 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
This quiet dust : and other writings by William Styron( Book )
35 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 1,636 libraries worldwide
A collection of prose essays
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,549 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 )
27 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,105 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 )
17 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 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
James Baldwin : the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen( visu )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 578 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
The achievement of William Styron by Robert K Morris( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
Sophie's choice by William Styron( Sound Recording )
29 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 500 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
The long march ; and, In the clap shack by William Styron( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 211 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
Darkness visible : a memoir of madness by William Styron( Book )
59 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Autobiografisch relaas van een diepe depressie
Fathers and daughters : in their own words by Mariana Ruth Cook( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Sophie's choice by Alan J Pakula( visu )
66 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Sophie Zawistowska, the tragic Polish Catholic beauty who, having survived Auschwitz, has settled in America after World War II. The time is 1947. Stingo, a 22 year-old aspiring writer from rural Virginia, is drawn to Sophie and Nathan--a madly romantic couple whose instability and flamboyance utterly capture this young man's imagination. The deeper Stingo sinks into these people's lives, the more he learns that each harbors terrible and terrifying secrets
From here to eternity by James Jones( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 196 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( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
My father's house: Captures the isolation and frustration of a soldier trying to become a civilian again
William Styron by Richard Pearce( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in Undetermined and English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Clark Styron, William 1925-2006
Gulielmus Styron
Staĭron, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1925-2006
Stairons, Viljams 1925-
Stairons, Viljams, 1925-2006
Stajron, Uilʹjam 1925-2006
Styron W. 1925-2006
Styron, William
Styron, William Clark 1925-2006
William Styron Amerikaans auteur
William Styron écrivain américain
William Styron pisarz amerykański
William Styron scrittore, drammaturgo e critico letterario statunitense
William Styron US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Γουίλιαμ Στάιρον
Стайрон В. 1925-2006
Стайрон У. 1925-2006
Стайрон, Уильям
Уилям Стайрън американски писател
ויליאם סטיירון
סטירון, וילים 1925-2006
סטײרון, ויליאם 1925־
ویلیام استیرن افسر و نویسنده آمریکایی
विलियम स्टैरन
วิลเลียม สไตรอน
უილიამ სტაირონი
스타이런, 윌리엄 1925-2006
스타이론, 윌리암 1925-2006
스타이론, 윌리엄 1925-2006
윌리엄 스타이런
スタイロン, ウィリアム
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