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Selected Letters of William Styron

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ISBN-10: 1400068061

ISBN-13: 9781400068067

Edition: 2012

Authors: William Styron, R. Blakeslee Gilpin, Rose Styron

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In 1950, at the age of twenty-four, William Clark Styron, Jr., wrote to his mentor, Professor William Blackburn of Duke University. The young writer was struggling with his first novel,Lie Down in Darkness,and he was nervous about whether his “strain and toil” would amount to anything. “When I mature and broaden,” Styron told Blackburn, “I expect to use the language on as exalted and elevated a level as I can sustain. I believe that a writer should accommodate language to his own peculiar personality, and mine wants to use great words, evocative words, when the situation demands them.” In 1953, Styron was awarded the Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome, which crowned him a literary…    
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List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date: 12/4/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

William Styron, 1925 - William Clark Styron was born June 11, 1925 in Newport News, Virginia to William Clark Styron, a marine engineer, and Pauline Abraham Styron, who died when he was thirteen years old. He was a descendent of the Stioring family that arrived in Virginia in 1650. He attended Duke University and took courses at the New School for Social Research in New York City, which started him on his writing career. Styron was a Marine lieutenant during World War II and while serving during the Korean War, was recalled from active duty because of faulty eyesight. In 1953, he married Rose Burgunder in Rome and they had four children. During high school, Styron wrote short stories for…