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William Styron - American Writers 98

William Styron - American Writers 98: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1971
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    William Styron - American Writers 98
    Book Description:

    William Styron. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5226-6
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. William Styron
    (pp. 5-43)

    In distinguishing the experience of his generation forEsquire, William Styron gives us a key to his fictional perspective and development:

    In 1944, as a Marine recruit, I was shanghaied into the “clap shack,” the venereal-disease ward of the Naval Hospital at Parris Island, South Carolina. There at the age of eighteen, only barely removed from virginhood, I was led to believe that blood tests revealed I had a probably fatal case of syphilis — in those pre-penicillin days as dread a disease as cancer — and was forced to languish, suicidal, for forty days and forty nights amid the...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 44-47)