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date: 14 June 2024

Styron, Williamlocked

Styron, Williamlocked

  • Paul Sullivan

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William Styron's best writing resonates with an emotional honesty that strives for a greater, universal truth. In his fiction Styron has relied on memories of his Virginia childhood and early adult life in New York City and Europe as starting points for broader novels. With his nonfiction, he has been more engaged in the political and social events of his time. Regardless of the form, his writing has always attracted attention—and often controversy.

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  • North American Literatures

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