PBS American Masters

William Styron: The Way of the Writer

Season 10, Ep 2, Aired 1/22/96
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  • Episode Description
  • A retrospective on the author's writings including commentary from his professional associates.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mary McDonnell

    Narrator

  • Variety Moszynski

  • Clair Patry

  • Susan Lacy

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Henry Louis Gates Jr. (literary critic): (on Styron's writing) He set himself up as a sacrificial victim, and I believe he knew it.

    Notes (1)

    • Alvin Pouissant, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Carlos Fuentes, and Arthur Miller are among the people adding comments to this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • A troubled youth, Styron was sent to various boarding schools and he joined the Marines before attending Duke University and settling into a literary career.

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