William Styron by William Styron
The Collected Novels: Lie Down in Darkness, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, and Sophie's Choice

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Four classic novels—including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Confessions of Nat Turner—by a master of twentieth-century fiction
Lie Down in Darkness is William Styron’s stunning debut: a classic portrait of one Southern family’s tragic spiral into destruction. Set This House on Fire is a story of evil and redemption involving three American men whose paths converge on a film shoot in Italy at the close of the 1940s, hailed as “one of the finest novels of our time” by the San Francisco Chronicle.Gripping and unforgettable, The Confessions of Nat Turner is the Pulitzer-winning portrait of the leader of America’s bloodiest slave revolt. And Sophie’s Choice is the National Book Award–winning novel of love, survival, and regret, set in Brooklyn in the wake of the Second World War.

Taken together, these four novels—exploring themes of good and evil, sin and atonement, and the ineradicable bonds of place and family—represent Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance.
 

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Published May 21, 2013 by Open Road Media.
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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These previously uncollected stories by the American writer William Styron, who died in 2006 and is probably best known as the author of Sophie's Choice, are united by a theme (the loneliness of military life), a style (a kind of cosmopolitan gothic) and a type of character (a sensitive man livin...

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Examiner

It is perhaps the best of the five stories, and is certainly the one that feels most complete.

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The Telegraph

So would Styron have wished these .

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USA Today

Kurt Vonnegut, who died a year ago at 84, once wrote, "I trust my writing most and others seem to trust it most when I sound most like a person from Indianapolis, which is what I am."

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Boston.com

The late William Styron produced epic, often controversial novels that ambitiously explored themes of family dysfunction, race, sexuality, and madness.

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The New York Review of Books

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The New York Review of Books

They include Writers’ Union leader Kamal al Gizouli, poet and teacher Mahjoub Sharif, Al-Ayam editor Mohamed Mahjoub Osman, Al-Midan editor Tijani el Tayeb and al R’ay al Amm editor Mohamed Medani Tawfiq.

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The New York Review of Books

Miss Moers first says that Dred “is guilty of none of the ‘distortions’ to which objection has been raised in the controversy over William Styron’s novel on the same subject.” She then points out that in Dred the hero is educated by Negro parents while my Nat Turner is taught by white people, and...

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