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Friday, November 03, 2006

William Styron, R.I.P.

William Styron, one of the postwar generation of American authors who took up the cudgels after Faulkner and Hemingway, is no more. His Pulitzer-winning The Confessions of Nat Turner raised a ruckus for his decision to portray a Black character; his moving Sophie's Choice is remembered more for Meryl Streep's role in the film; and his affecting memoir of depression, Darkness Visible, was one of the last things he wrote. Excerpts from his work are here and there's an online guest book here.


  • "Darkness Visible" gave me courage at a time when I needed it. Not only because it made me less alone, but because it was articulate about the noon-day demon.

    By Anonymous Teju, at 9:17 PM  

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