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by William Styron

Category: United States
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: William Styron
ISBN: 0822313103
ISBN13: 978-0822313106
Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Books; Facsimile Ed edition (March 24, 1993)
Pages: 158
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Lie Down in Darkness is a novel by American novelist William Styron published in 1951. It was his first novel, written when he was 26 years old, and received a great deal of critical acclaim.

Lie Down in Darkness is a novel by American novelist William Styron published in 1951. After provoking his employers into firing him, he set about writing his first novel in earnest. Three years later, he published the novel, Lie Down in Darkness.

Styron, William, 1925- - Manuscripts - Facsimiles, Manuscripts, American - Facsimiles. Durham, NC : Duke University Press.

From 1947 to 1949, William Styron twice attempted to write a novel under the working title Inheritance of Night

From 1947 to 1949, William Styron twice attempted to write a novel under the working title Inheritance of Night. On the third attempt he produced the award-winning Lie Down in Darkness, which when published in September 1951 established him as one of the most promising writers of his generation. Duke University Press is proud to publish, in facsimile form, the long-lost drafts of Styron's earliest versions of Lie Down in Darkness. Although Styron began the narrative twice, he realized both times that his writing was derivative and his characters not yet fully conceived.

Inheritance of Night book. Duke University Press is proud to publish, in facsimile form, the long-lost From 1947 to 1949, William Styron twice attempted to write a novel under the working title Inheritance of Night. Styron had first written the book under the working title Inheritance of Night; he made two revisions of the draft before publishing it under its eventual title. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892.

William Styron, James L. W. West. From 1947 to 1949, William Styron twice attempted to write a novel under the working title Inheritance of Night. Duke University Press is proud to publish, in facsimile form, the long-lost drafts of Styron's earliest versions of Lie Down in Darkness

From 1947 to 1949, William Styron twice attempted to write a novel under the working title Inheritance of Night

From 1947 to 1949, William Styron twice attempted to write a novel under the working title Inheritance of Night.

Home William Styron Lie Down in Darkness. I met Bill Styron soon after he had published Lie Down in Darkness

Home William Styron Lie Down in Darkness. I met Bill Styron soon after he had published Lie Down in Darkness. I was a student at Johns Hopkins, and a professor, Louis Rubin, alerted us he was bringing the bestselling novelist as a speaker. Bill Styron was tall, pale, handsome, shy, nervous, not very impressive. He told us that earlier in the afternoon he and Wanda Malinowski, a former girlfriend from New York who happened to be in Rome, had climbed the stairs that wound up to a balcony high inside the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. At the top he was seized by fright. His legs shook under the table as he described the agonizing climb back down.

From 1947 to 1949, William Styron twice attempted to write a novel under the working title Inheritance of Night. On the third attempt he produced the award-winning Lie Down in Darkness, which when published in September 1951 established him as one of the most promising writers of his generation. Published here, in facsimile form, are the long-lost drafts of Styron's earliest version of Lie Down in Darkness.Although Styron began the narrative twice, he realized both times that his writing was derivative and his characters not yet fully conceived. These drafts show young Styron feeling his way into the story with various narrative voices and strategies, attempting to work out his plot. Influences from William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Robert Penn Warren are apparent in the text, and there is a character named Marcus Bonner who is an early rendition of Stingo in Sophie's Choice.The typescript drafts of Inheritance of Night for many years were thought to have been lost, but in 1980 were discovered in the files of one of Styron's former literary agents. These drafts eventually made their way to the archive of Styron's papers assembled at Duke University Library. This general interest trade volume is also available in two different limited editions for collectors: a lettered, signed, and boxed edition and a numbered, signed edition.With a preface by Styron and an introduction by James L. W. West III, these drafts afford much insight into the creation of Lie Down in Darkness and the writing of a major twentieth-century American writer.
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