Cover

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pp. c-viii

Contents

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pp. ix-x

Illustrations

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pp. xi-xii

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Foreword

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pp. xiii-xviii

William Clark Styron, Sr., was a true southern gentleman—-a gentle man—-of uncommon dignity, intelligence, uprightness, cultivation, courtliness, and caring. The affection between “Dear Pop” and his son was the lynchpin of Bill Styron’s young life. This is obvious in the letters they wrote to each other after Bill left home for prep school and...

Acknowledgments

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pp. xix-xx

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Introduction

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pp. xxi-xxviii

between 1943 and 1953 William Styron wrote a remarkable series of letters to his father. The earliest ones were written from Davidson College, where young Styron, a freshman, was very much unsure of himself and of his prospects in life. By the last few letters, however, much had changed. Styron had chosen writing as his calling, earned an officer’s...

Note on Editorial Method

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pp. xxix-xxxii

01 January 1943 - July 1944

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pp. 1-23

02 November 1944 - July 1945

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pp. 24-38

03 March 1946 - March 1948

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pp. 39-65

04 July 1948 - June 1949

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pp. 66-84

05 July 1949 - April 1951

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pp. 85-113

06 June 1951 - February 1952

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pp. 114-123

07 March 1952 - September 1952

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pp. 124-136

08 October 1952 - October 1953

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pp. 137-158

Appendix 1: Three Letters from Styron's Father

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pp. 159-162

Appendix 2: The Genesis of William Styron

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pp. 163-171

Appendix 3: Apprentice Writing

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pp. 172-226

Index

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pp. 227-240