Profound and passionate essays from one of America’s greatest literary voices of the twentieth century This Quiet Dust is a compilation of William Styron’s ..
About The Author:Whether fictionalizing a slave uprising in The Confessions of Nat Turner or breaking the silence on clinical depression, William Styron's work inspired not only accolades but national dialogues.
Table Of Contents:Note to the ReaderSouth3Introduction3This Quiet Dust9A Southern Conscience31Slave and Citizen35In the Southern Camp39The Oldest America48A Voice from the South52The Habit65Forebears73"O Lost!" Etc.73An Elegy for F. Scott Fitzgerald87A Second Flowering95Hell Reconsidered105Victims119Introduction119The Death-in-Life of Benjamin Reid122Benjamin Reid: Aftermath137Aftermath of "Aftermath"147The Joint153A Death in Canaan159Death Row165Why Primo Levi Need Not Have Died169Down the Nile175Lollipops193The Big Love193Candy200The Service207Introduction207MacArthur210The Red Badge of Literature221A Farewell to Arms226Calley236Arnheiter244The Wreckage of an American War248Chicago: 1968255Portraits and Farewells267Robert Penn Warren267Peter Matthiessen271William Blackburn275William Faulkner279Philip Rahv286James Jones289Bennett Cerf299Francois Mitterrand301Looking Back309Christchurch309The James313Almost a Rhodes Scholar317Lie Down in Darkness323The Paris Review329The Long March333Auschwitz336The MacDowell Medal340
Also Known As:
William Clark Styron (full name)
Roxbury, Connecticut, and Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
June 11, 1925
Place of Birth:
Newport News, Virginia
Date of Death:
November 1, 2006
Place of Death:
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Davidson College and Duke University, both in North Carolina; courses at the New School for Social Research in New York
Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner, 1968; National Book Award for Sophie's Choice, 1980; National Medal of Arts, 1993
One of the great writers of the generation succeeding that of Hemingway and Faulkner, William Styron is renowned for the elegance of his prose and his powerful moral engagement. His books include Lie Down in Darkness, The Long March, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice, This Quiet Dust, and Darkness Visible. He has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, the Howells Medal, and the Edward MacDowell Medal.
Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.
|Book:||This Quiet Dust: And Other Writings|
|Number of Pages:||368|
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