Reading My Father

Do not miss a marvelous new memoir by Alexandra Styron entitled Reading My Father. She is the youngest daughter of William Styron and is a novelist in her own right. William Styron was a towering figure in the pantheon of the modern American novel. He was the author of The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie’s Choice and Darkness Visible. In spite of his great success, he suffered from clinical depression which prompted him to write Darkness Visible. His daughter’s memoir tells how he was obsessed with writing a novel about World War Two (titled The Way of the Warrior) but was unable to bring it to fruition and finish it.

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