Thursday, November 02, 2006


William Styron has died.

His Darkness Visible changed my life at a crucial time, and Confessions of Nat Turner is just great.

Norman Mailer, the writer and essayist, told The New York Times: "No other American writer of my generation has had so omnipresent and exquisite a sense of the elegiac. That is no mean virtue in these years."

And I learned a new word.

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