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My Generation

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780812997057
Author(s): William Styron
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Dimensions: 159 x 38 x 235 (w x l x h)
Pages: 640

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A vital, illuminating collection of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner s elegant, passionately engaged nonfiction 'My Generation' is the definitive gathering of William Styron s nonfiction, exposing the core of this greatly gifted, highly convivial, and profoundly serious artist from his literary emergence in the 1950s to his death in 2006. Here are fifty years of Styron s essays, memoirs, reviews, op-eds, articles, eulogies, and speeches, reflecting the same brilliant style and informed thinking that he brought to his towering fiction and to a deeply committed public life. Including many newly collected and never-before-published items, this compendium ranges from the original mission statement of 'The Paris Review, ' which Styron helped found in 1953, to a 2001 tribute to his friend Philip Roth creating an essential overview of arts and letters during the post World War II years. In these pages, Styron writes vividly of childhood days in Tidewater Virginia spent going to movies, not reading books. ( It does not mean the death of literacy or creativity if one is drenched in popular culture at an early age. ) He recalls being among the group of soldiers who would have been sent to invade Japan and were saved by Truman s decision to drop the atomic bomb, which Styron feels was the right choice, even though its absolute rightness can never be proved. And he writes as few others have about midlife battles with clinical depression, a pai
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