aStyronas most impressive performance. . . . Belongs on that small shelf reserved for American masterpieces.a aWashington Post Book World Winner of the 1980 National Book Award, Sophieas Choice is William Styronas classic novel of love, survival, and regret, set in Brooklyn in the wake of the Second World War. The novel centers on three characters: Stingo, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor; and Sophie, an Auschwitz survivor who is Nathanas lover. Their entanglement in one anotheras lives will build to a stirring revelation of agonizing secrets that will change them forever. Poetic in its execution, and epic in its emotional sweep, Sophieas Choice explores the good and evil of humanity through Stingoas burgeoning worldliness, Nathanas volatile personality, and Sophieas tragic past. Mixing elements from Styronas own experience with themes of the Holocaust and the history of slavery in the American South, the novel is a profound and haunting human drama. The result is Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.The novel centers on three characters: Stingo, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor; and Sophie, an Auschwitz survivor who is Nathanas lover.
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