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William Styron


USA (1925 - 2006)

William Styron (1925–2006), born in Newport News, Virginia, was one of the greatest American writers of his generation. Styron published his first book, Lie Down in Darkness, at age twenty-six and went on to write such influential works as the controversial and Pulitzer Prize–winning The Confessions of Nat Turner and the international bestseller Sophie’s Choice.
 
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William Styron recommends

Let Us Build Us a City (1986)
Donald Harington
"A tender, droll, captivating book that tells much about our country, past and present."

On the River Styx (1989)
Peter Matthiessen
"An original and powerful artist... who has produced as impressive body of work as that of any writer of our time. He has immeasurably enlarged our consciousness."



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