This Quiet Dust: And Other Writings

This Quiet Dust: And Other Writings

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by William Styron

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"Styron is 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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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Vintage International Series
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1st Vintage international ed
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5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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This Quiet Dust and Other Writings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Styron's writing is so captivating, it's all but impossible not to get swept along. His essay's are thought-provoking and definitely worth a read for anyone who appreciates original thought and well-crafted prose.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago