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This Quiet Dust & Other Writings (SIGNED)

Styron, William

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ISBN 10: 039450934X / ISBN 13: 9780394509341
Published by Random House, New York, 1982
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on half-tile page. $17.50 price on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in the original 1982 review from New York Times Book review. Also includes laid-in a original 1982 article in NY Times Book Review entitled " William Styron on His Life and Work". Bookseller Inventory # 001619

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Title: This Quiet Dust & Other Writings (SIGNED)

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Essays discuss American history, slavery, the Holocaust, prisons, the military, and American authors

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"Styron is pre-eminent...in his instinct for tragedy and in his respect for the sheer force of human feeling." -- Alfred Kazin

In an age when much American writing is either glacially noncommittal or heremetically personal, William Styron persists in addressing great moral issues with incendiary passion. Seriousness and ardor characterize all the essays in This Quiet Dust, the first book of nonfiction by the Pulitzer Prize -- winning author of Lie Down in Darkness and Sophie's Choice.

In this new edition, which has been updated with the inclusion of six previously uncollected essays, Styron covers a wide range of concerns; yet whether he is recounting his search for the historic Nat Turner, peering into the abyss of Auschwitz, navigating the battlefields of Vietnam and Chicago in 1968, or offering fresh assessments of Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, James Jones, and Robert Penn Warren, Styron is always a consummate literary stylist, one who is as engaging as he is engaged.

"[Styron is] the most accomplished craftsman, and one of the most penetrating witnesses of our life." -- Associated Press

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