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Letters to my father

Author: William Styron; James L W West
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2009.
Series: Southern literary studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"I've finally pretty much decided what to write next--a novel based on Nat Turner's rebellion," twenty-six-year-old William Styron confided to his father in a letter he wrote on May 1, 1952. Styron would not publish his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Confessions of Nat Turner until 1967, but this letter undercuts those critics who later attacked the writer as an opportunist capitalizing on the heated racial climate of  Read more...
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Styron, William, 1925-2006.
Letters to my father.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008031562
(OCoLC)235030500
Named Person: William Styron; William Styron; William Styron
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Styron; James L W West
ISBN: 9780807136768 080713676X
OCLC Number: 539322277
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 238 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Foreword: Letters from Pop; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Note on Editorial Method; 1 / January 1943-July 1944: Davidson and Duke; 2 / November 1944-July 1945: Parris Island, Camp Lejeune, Quantico; 3 / March 1946-March 1948: Duke and New York; 4 / July 1948-June 1949: Durham and Flatbush; 5 / July 1949-April 1951: Valley Cottage and New York; 6 / June 1951-February 1952: Camp Lejeune and New York; 7 / March 1952-September 1952: London and Paris; 8 / October 1952-October 1953: Rome and Ravello; Appendix 1: Three Letters from Styron's Father.
Series Title: Southern literary studies.
Responsibility: William Styron ; edited by James L.W. West III ; with a foreword by Rose Styron.
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"I've finally pretty much decided what to write next--a novel based on Nat Turner's rebellion," twenty-six-year-old William Styron confided to his father in a letter he wrote on May 1, 1952. Styron would not publish his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Confessions of Nat Turner until 1967, but this letter undercuts those critics who later attacked the writer as an opportunist capitalizing on the heated racial climate of the late 1960s. From 1943 to 1953, Styron wrote over one hundred letters to William C. Styron, Sr., detailing his adventures, his works in progress, and his ruminations on the craft o.

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