Havanas in Camelot: Personal Essays
ISBN: 0812978757
EAN13: 9780812978759
Language: English
Pages: 162
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
After the great success in 1990 of Darkness Visible , his memoir of depression and recovery, William Styron wrote more frequently in an introspective, autobiographical mode. Havanas in Camelot brings together fourteen of his personal essays, including a reminiscence of his brief friendship with John F. Kennedy; memoirs of Truman Capote, James Baldwin, and Terry Southern; a meditation on Mark Twain; an account of Styron's daily walks with his dog; and an evocation of his summer home on Martha's Vineyard. These essays, which reveal a reflective and humorous side of Styron's nature, make possible a fuller assessment of this enigmatic man of American letters.