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William Styron's Posthumous Publications: Reaffirmation of an American Man of Letters

William Styron's Posthumous Publications: Reaffirmation of an American Man of Letters William Styron’s Posthumous Publications: Reafr fi mation of an American Man of Letters by Jean W. Cash, Rhoda Sirlin, David R. Young A Tidewater Morning (1993) was the last full l-ength book Wil- liam Styron published during his lifetime. Since his death in Novem- ber 2006, however, three additional volumes of his work have appeared thanks to the efforts of his widow, Rose Burgunder Styron, and his biog - rapher, James L. W. West III. The works include a collection of essays, Havanas in Camelot, 2008; Letters to My Father, 2009; and, The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps, 2009. All three volumes add to Sty- ron’s reputation as a man of multiple interests. His early letters are invalu- able to any reader interested in the process of how one writer obsessed with writing as a means of self- fulfillment began his career. They also show how important Styron’s father was to that development. The essays, primarily drawn from work that Styron published in magazines and jour- nals during his later years, show his far- ranging interests: literary, politi- cal, and social. Styron’s military stories ree fl ct his desire to write a World War II novel, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Southern Literary Journal University of North Carolina Press

William Styron's Posthumous Publications: Reaffirmation of an American Man of Letters

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2012 The Southern Literary Journaland the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of English and Comparative Literature.
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Abstract

William Styron’s Posthumous Publications: Reafr fi mation of an American Man of Letters by Jean W. Cash, Rhoda Sirlin, David R. Young A Tidewater Morning (1993) was the last full l-ength book Wil- liam Styron published during his lifetime. Since his death in Novem- ber 2006, however, three additional volumes of his work have appeared thanks to the efforts of his widow, Rose Burgunder Styron, and his biog - rapher, James L. W. West III. The works include a collection of essays, Havanas in Camelot, 2008; Letters to My Father, 2009; and, The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps, 2009. All three volumes add to Sty- ron’s reputation as a man of multiple interests. His early letters are invalu- able to any reader interested in the process of how one writer obsessed with writing as a means of self- fulfillment began his career. They also show how important Styron’s father was to that development. The essays, primarily drawn from work that Styron published in magazines and jour- nals during his later years, show his far- ranging interests: literary, politi- cal, and social. Styron’s military stories ree fl ct his desire to write a World War II novel,

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The Southern Literary JournalUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jul 19, 2013

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