The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps

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Vintage, 2011 - Short stories - 194 pages
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The five narratives which make up this posthumous collection draw upon William Styron's experiences in the US Marine Corps, giving the reader an insight into the early life of one of America's greatest modern writers.

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The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps

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The author of Sophie's Choice served with the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific at the end of World War II, and he developed a lifelong fascination with the Marine Corps. This book, which collects his ... Read full review

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William Styron (1925-2006), born in Newport News, Virginia, was one of the greatest American writers of his generation. Styron published his first book, "Lie Down in Darkness", at age twenty-six and went on to write such influential works as the controversial and Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Confessions of Nat Turner" and the international bestseller "Sophie's Choice".

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