Reading my father
Styron, Alexandra 

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Non Fiction
BIC Subjects: Biography: literary
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Publication Date: 1/04/2012
Place of Publication: United States

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In "Reading My Father," William Styron's youngest child explores the life of a fascinating and difficult man whose own memoir, "Darkness Visible, "so searingly chronicled his battle with major depression. Alexandra Styron's parents--the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Sophie's Choice "and his political activist wife, Rose--were, for half a century, leading players on the world's cultural stage. Alexandra was raised under both the halo of her father's brilliance and the long shadow of his troubled mind. A drinker, a carouser, and above all "a high priest at the altar of fiction," Styron helped define the concept of The Big Male Writer that gave so much of twentieth-century American fiction a muscular, glamorous aura.