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William Styron (1925–2006)

Autor(a) de Sophie's Choice

40+ Works 14,678 Membros 250 Reviews 42 Favorited

About the Author

William Clark Styron was born in Newport News, Virginia on June 11, 1925. 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. He was a Marine lieutenant during World War II and while serving during the Korean mostrar mais War, was recalled from active duty because of faulty eyesight. After leaving the service, he helped start a magazine called the Paris Review and remained as an advisory editor. His first novel, Lie Down in Darkness, was published in 1951. His other books include The Long March and Set This House on Fire. He won several awards including the Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner and the American Book Award for Sophie's Choice, which was made into a movie in 1982. His short story, A Tidewater Morning, was the basis for the movie Shadrach, which Styron wrote the screenplay for with his daughter. He also wrote several nonfiction books including The Quiet Dust and Other Writings and Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness. He died on November 1, 2006 at the age of 81. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de William Styron

Sophie's Choice (1979) 5,995 cópias
The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967) 2,723 cópias
Lie Down in Darkness (1951) 938 cópias
Set This House on Fire (1960) 410 cópias
The Long March (1962) 254 cópias
Sophie's Choice, Volume 1 (1984) 34 cópias

Associated Works

Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression (2001) — Contribuinte — 493 cópias
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Long Story (1822) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
William Styron's Nat Turner: Ten Black Writers Respond (1968) — Original novel — 72 cópias
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy. (1966) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
Fathers and Daughters: In Their Own Words (1994) — Introdução — 53 cópias
A Death in Canaan (1656) — Introdução, algumas edições53 cópias
Mark Twain [2001 TV movie] (2001) — Self — 48 cópias
The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction (2000) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Partisan Review (1998) — Contribuinte, algumas edições33 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Big Love (1986) — Introdução — 10 cópias
A Roman Collection: Stories, Poems, and Other Good Pieces (1980) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Law & Disorder: The Chicago Convention and Its Aftermath (1968) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias

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A Escolha de Sofia é um best-seller bom, absorvente e comovente, que comprime um triângulo de personagens em um sério, embora angustiante, estudo-jornada pelos cantos mais escuros e hediondos do século XX. Marcam-no uma abordagem compassiva e até um pouco de otimismo, no final. O resultado é uma obra respeitável, claustrofóbica e astuta que evoca o inferno no genocídio de Auschwitz e o subsequente purgatorio, já na terra de liberdade (Nova York). A escolha-título encerra o dogma de Sartre, "O inferno são os outros¨, a, quela frase da peça Huis Clos que, muitas vezes é entendida como uma simples modulação da igualmente famosa frase de Hobbes: “O homem é um lobo para o homem.¨ A escolha do titulo retrata, pois, um drama dentro da consciência, pelo qual Sofia se descobre exposta à arbitrariedade de Satã. No inferno de Sofia, a tortura não é física, mas sim mental: ela jamais poderá escapar do ¨julgamento¨ satânico.… (mais)
 
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Obras
40
Also by
23
Membros
14,678
Popularidade
#1,571
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
250
ISBNs
364
Idiomas
24
Favorito
42

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