In This Quiet Dust, the first book of non-fiction by the Pulitzer Prize-wining author of Lie Down in Darkness and Sophie's Choice, William Styron addresses great moral issues with passion and precision.
His writing is at once meditative and engaged, personal and erudite, whether he is covering the dark side of the American and European dream, exploring the greats of American literature, or exploring the nature of the American South. Throughout, Styron's warmth, humour and candour, coupled with a refusal to judge, make for stirring and stimulating reading.(2000-09-12)
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"[Styron is] the most accomplished craftsman, and one of the most penetrating witnesses of our life" ( Associated Press)
"Styron has bought to bear his penetrating intelligence and immense skills in confronting explosive themes" ( Financial Times)
"One of those quintessentially American writers capable of blending the rugged with the romantic, the macho with the tender" ( Daily Telegraph)
"[A man] whose fiction turned brutal truths into beauty" ( Daily Telegraph)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Sophie's Choice explores a range of moral, political, historical and literary subjects in this impressive collection of essays, threaded with personal memoirs
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