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William March


(William Edward March Campbell)
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William March (born William Edward Campbell) was an American author and a highly decorated US Marine, called "the unrecognized genius of our time."His novels intertwine his own personal torment with the conflicts spawned by unresolved class, family, sexual, and racial matters.His innovative writing style--already evident in his first novel, Company K--is characterized by a deep compassion and understanding of suffering. March often presents characters who, through no fault of their own, are victims of chance, and writes that freedom can only be obtained by being true to one's nature and humanity.