Thursday, November 02, 2006

R.I.P. William Styron

Novelist William Styron dies at 81
William Styron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Confessions of Nat Turner" and other novels whose explorations of the darkest corners of the human mind and experience were charged by his own near-suicidal demons, died Wednesday. He was 81.

I haven't had the chance to read Styron, though Nat Turner has had a place on my to read list for some time. After the description above, I'm much more inclined to give it a read.

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