The Critical Response to William Styron


William Styron has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity with the publication of Darkness Visible in 1990. Sometimes called Faulkner's literary heir, Styron has emerged as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature and is best known for his continuation of the Southern gothic tradition. Through original essays, previously published reviews, and reprints of significant journal articles, this volume traces chronologically the critical reception of Styron's writings.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Lee Grove
  • Louis D. Rubin Jr.
  • William J. Scheick
  • John Lang
  • Christopher Metress
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1995


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