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The Resource Rereading William Styron, Gavin Cologne-Brookes

Rereading William Styron, Gavin Cologne-Brookes

Label
Rereading William Styron
Title
Rereading William Styron
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Cologne-Brookes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first critical study of William Styron since his death in 2006, Rereading William Styron offers an eloquent reflection on the writer s works, world, and character. Bringing an innovative approach to literary criticism, Gavin Cologne-Brookes combines personal anecdote, scholarly research, travel writing, and primary material to provide fresh perspectives on Styron s achievements. For Cologne-Brookes, rereading unfolds in two ways: through close analysis of texts, and through remembrance. He begins with reminiscences about the man behind the books and then, giving due consideration to Styron s stories, incidental writings, and posthumous publications, interprets anew all his significant work from the nonfiction, including his acclaimed memoir of depression, Darkness Visible, to the novels Lie Down in Darkness, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, and Sophie s Choice. Defining the relevance of Styron s writing in terms of everyday life, Cologne-Brookes explores the intricate relationships between an author, his work, and his readership, and between history and fiction, and writing and place. The book s emphasis on subjectivity and dynamic interaction makes it unique in Styron criticism and a striking contribution to the debate about what it means to study literature. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cologne-Brookes, Gavin
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3569.T9
LC item number
Z6247 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Styron, William
Label
Rereading William Styron, Gavin Cologne-Brookes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The meaning of rereading -- His heart laid bare: personality, craft, compassion, intimacy -- Self-realization from This quiet dust to Havanas in Camelot -- The significance of Lie down in darkness -- Two readings of Set this house on fire -- The confessions of Nat Turner carved of air and light -- Reflections: terror and tenderness in Sophie's Choice -- Train to the Tidewater: a journey of rediscovery
Control code
841891472
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780807152874
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013014278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)841891472
Label
Rereading William Styron, Gavin Cologne-Brookes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The meaning of rereading -- His heart laid bare: personality, craft, compassion, intimacy -- Self-realization from This quiet dust to Havanas in Camelot -- The significance of Lie down in darkness -- Two readings of Set this house on fire -- The confessions of Nat Turner carved of air and light -- Reflections: terror and tenderness in Sophie's Choice -- Train to the Tidewater: a journey of rediscovery
Control code
841891472
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780807152874
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013014278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)841891472

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