Reading My Father

Reading My Father

A Memoir

Book - 2011
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In "Reading My Father," William Styron's youngest child explores the life of a fascinating and difficult man whose own memoir, "Darkness Visible," so searingly chronicled his battle with major depression.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2011
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416591795
1416591796
Call Number: B St993s
Characteristics: 285, [2] p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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Aug 02, 2012

A memoir of a daughter of a difficult man who was really quite despicable - depression, booze, carousing. Styron's father was the author of "Sophie's Choice", and the friend of all of American literati at the time. The book is very well-written and gives a good sense of what family life really was like.

ser_library Sep 25, 2011

lots of namedropping and personal rather than critical memoiries of an important author

pictures too

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