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This Quiet Dust

(1982)
And Other Writings
A collection of stories by

 
 
"Styron is pre-eminent . . . in his instinct for tragedy and in his respect for the sheer force of human feeling." - Alfred Kazin

In an age when much American writing was either glacially noncommittal or heremetically personal, William Styron persisted in addressing great moral issues with incendiary passion. Seriousness and ardor characterize all the essays in This Quiet Dust, the first book of nonfiction by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lie Down in Darkness and Sophie's Choice.

In this edition, which has been updated with the inclusion of six previously uncollected essays, Styron covers a wide range of concerns; yet whether he is recounting his search for the historic Nat Turner, peering into the abyss of Auschwitz, navigating the battlefields of Vietnam and Chicago in 1968, or offering fresh assessments of Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, James Jones, and Robert Penn Warren, Styron is always a consummate literary stylist. One who is as engaging as he is engaged.

"[Styron is] the most accomplished craftsman, and one of the most penetrating witnesses of our life." - Associated Press

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 1983 : UK Hardback
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Title: This Quiet Dust and Other Writings
Author(s): William Styron
ISBN: 0-224-02129-X / 978-0-224-02129-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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October 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: This Quiet Dust and Other Writings
Author(s): William Styron
ISBN: 0-394-50934-X / 978-0-394-50934-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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November 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: This Quiet Dust
Author(s): William Styron
ISBN: 0-394-52974-X / 978-0-394-52974-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

December 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Quiet Dust
Author(s): William Styron
ISBN: 0-09-957703-8 / 978-0-09-957703-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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November 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Quiet Dust (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): William Styron
ISBN: 0-09-928554-1 / 978-0-09-928554-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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January 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: This Quiet Dust: And Other Writings
Author(s): William Styron
ISBN: 0-679-73596-8 / 978-0-679-73596-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Quiet Dust and Other Writings (Black Swan S.)
Author(s): William Styron
ISBN: 0-552-99073-6 / 978-0-552-99073-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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