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Styron, William 1925-2006

Overview
Works: 634 works in 2,366 publications in 26 languages and 79,259 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  War stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Biographical fiction  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Signer, Correspondent, Speaker, Conceptor, Honoree, Collaborator, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.T9, 813.54
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Most widely held works by William Styron
Sophie's choice by William Styron( Book )
346 editions published between 1850 and 2016 in 23 languages and held by 6,846 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 )
250 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 6,214 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 impaling readability, a sweeping evocation of the Deep South of the nineteenth century, and of the total experience of being a Negro in that era. It searches the depths of frustration and degradation that caused 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 )
211 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 3,811 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 )
155 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,595 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 2,237 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 )
115 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,780 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( visu )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,567 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 1,271 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 1,058 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
In the clap shack by William Styron( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 libraries worldwide
A comedy-drama set in the VD ward of a Navy hospital during World War II
James Baldwin : the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 590 libraries worldwide
James Baldwin was at once a major 20th-century American author, a civil rights activist, and a prophetic voice calling Americans, black and white both, to confront their shared racial tragedy. This film biography of Baldwin's life captures the passion of his beliefs with stirring excerpts from his novels and striking archival footage dating from the Harlem Renaissance through to the author's commentary on civil rights to his writing retreats in Istanbul and Europe. Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, and William Styron provide insight as the program skillfully links excerpts from Baldwin's major works to different historical stages in black/white dialogue
The achievement of William Styron by Robert K Morris( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 547 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 489 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 )
36 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
A collection of prose essays
Best short stories from The Paris review by William Styron( Book )
5 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
The long march ; and, In the clap shack by William Styron( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 212 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 203 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 203 libraries worldwide
Sophie's choice by Alan J Pakula( visu )
55 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 184 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
The suicide run : [five tales of the Marine Corps] by William Styron( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
My father's house: Captures the isolation and frustration of a soldier trying to become a civilian again
 
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Alternative Names
Clark Styron, William 1925-2006
Gulielmus Styron
Staĭron, Uilʹi︠a︡m
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
Вільям Стайрон
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
ウィリアム・スタイロン
スタイロン, ウィリアム
威廉·斯蒂隆
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