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William Styron
William Styron (1925-2006) , a native of the Virginia Tidewater, was a graduate of Duke University and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His books include Lie Down in Darkness, The Long March, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice, This Quiet Dust, Darkness... show more



William Styron (1925-2006) , a native of the Virginia Tidewater, was a graduate of Duke University and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His books include Lie Down in Darkness, The Long March, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice, This Quiet Dust, Darkness Visible, and A Tidewater Morning. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Howells Medal, the American Book Award, the Legion d'Honneur, and the Witness to Justice Award from the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation. With his wife, the poet and activist Rose Styron, he lived for most of his adult life in Roxbury, Connecticut, and in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, where he is buried.

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hippieed perceptions
hippieed perceptions rated it 5 years ago
Well, I finished it. And I despised every moment of it, from the writing to the characters. Maybe I just don't understand or appreciate a writing style such as Styron's, but I just found it incredibly tedious and tiresome to wade through all of Stingo's incessant (and lust-fueled) rambling. I hat...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 6 years ago
Sophie's choice is about a young writers initiation into sex, a doomed romance and the holocaust experience of a polish woman named Sophie. These three threads are woven together quite well. I found the writers story the least interesting and the most interesting is the holocaust part of the book,...
Edward
Edward rated it 6 years ago
Author's Note--Darkness Visible
June's Room
June's Room rated it 8 years ago
I got half, maybe two thirds of the way through this before I did what I really hate to do and gave up..I just couldn't be bothered.. I can't help thinking that if I had read this in my youth I would have found the tempestuous love affair between Nathan and Sophie highly romantic, and the constant s...
The House That Books Built
The House That Books Built rated it 8 years ago
I got half, maybe two thirds of the way through this before I did what I really hate to do and gave up..I just couldn't be bothered.. I can't help thinking that if I had read this in my youth I would have found the tempestuous love affair between Nathan and Sophie highly romantic, and the constant s...
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