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William Styron

( American novelist)

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Styron, William (Styron, William) (p. 1925), American writer. Born June 11, 1925 in Newport-News (ea. Virginia). During the Second World War he served in the Marines. He graduated in 1997 at Duke University in Durham (pc. North Carolina). Styron's first novel "lie down in darkness" (Lie Down in Darkness, 1951), which was set in his native state, is painful reflection on the causes of suicide father's daughter. The novel has received an award in Rome. Message to the author's stream of consciousness technique showed the impact of William Faulkner and T. Wolfe. The theme of the story "Long March" (The Long March, 1952) was the brutal military discipline. The basis of the novel and set fire to the house "(Set This House on Fire, 1960), drawing a life of American expatriate in Italy, became the author's impressions of his stay in Italy in the early 1950's

. In his first best-selling book - the novel "Sophie's Choice" (Sophie's Choice, . 1979) - Styron explores the nature of evil, . talking about the relationship of a young writer, a southerner from the U.S. intellectual, . Nathan Jew, and his beloved Sophie, . Polish woman, . which was able to survive in a Nazi concentration camp,
. In 1990 was published "Darkness Visible" (Darkness Visible), in which Styron recounted his attempts to emerge from deep depression. In this book, followed by "Morning in the band tides" (A Tidewater Morning, 1993), consists of three interrelated stories about a watershed event in the life Styron, when he was 10, 13 and 20 years. In each of them visibly present theme of death.

The most significant work of the writer is a novel, "Confessions of Nat Turner" story of an uprising of black slaves led by Nat Turner, has occurred in 1831 in Virginia, not far from their homes Styron. A few days the detachment Turner interrupted 55 whites, and then was crushed. The novel caused a hot debate. It is believed that Styron took as a basis in fact an existing record dvadtsatistranichnuyu Nat Turner's confession and gave her artistic interpretation.

The novel "Way of the Warrior" (The Way of the Warrior) came out in 2001.


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