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- DescriptionThe publication of Sophie's Choice, one of William Styron's greatest literary achievements, generated a new spark in the critical discussion of the author and is the main emphasis of the interview with Styron and one of the additional essays in this revised edition. The interview was conducted by Robert K. Morris; the essay on Sophie's Choice by Richard Pearce. Other essays include Jane Flanders on Styron's southern myth, Philip W. Leon on Styron's narrative technique, and Ardner R. Cheshire, Jr., and Mary S. Strine on The Confessions of Nat Turner. Originally published in 1975, The Achievement of William Styron was the first collection of critical essays on one of America's most distinguished contemporary fiction writers, and it has become a standard work. Essays from the original edition which are included in this revised edition are those by the editors, and by Louis D. Rubin, Jr., John O. Lyons, Jan B. Gordon, Robert Phillips, and George Core.
- Author BiographyRobert K. Morris's other books include studies of Anthony Powell, Anthony Burgess, V. S. Naipaul, and the contemporary British novel. Irving Malin has published studies of Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nathanael West, and William Faulkner, and has edited a number of collections, including a critical handbook on The Confessions of Nat Turner. Malin is a member of the International Association of University Professors of English.
- Author(s)Irving Malin,Robert K. Morris
- PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press
- Date of Publication15/12/2008
- SubjectLiterary Studies: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationGeorgia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Georgia Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight585 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edition Statement2nd
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