Havanas in Camelot : personal essays

by William Styron

Paper Book, 2008





New York : Random House, [2008]


Havanas in Camelot brings together fourteen of Styron's personal essays, including a reminiscence of his brief friendship with John F. Kennedy; a recollection of the power and ceremony on display at the inauguration of Fran├žois Mitterrand; 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. Styron's essays touch on the great themes of his fiction--racial oppression, slavery, and the Holocaust--but for the most part they address other subjects: bowdlerizations of history, literary lists, childhood moviegoing, the censoring of his own work, and the pursuit of celebrity fetish objects.--From amazon.com.… (more)

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LibraryThing member jwhenderson
Introspective and somewhat autobiographical essays from one of the award-winning authors of the post WWII era.


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