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William Styron

Aisle View: Nat Turner in Jail

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.26.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Phillip James Brannon in Nat Turner in Jerusalem Photo: Joan Marcus Nat Turner in Jerusalem is one of those prison-cell-the-night-before-the exe...

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

Conversation With Author Robert Rosen

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 06.03.2016 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

Robert Rosen's newest book Bobby in Naziland: A Portrait of the Author As a Young Jew explores the author's childhood growing up in 1950's and 1960's postwar Jewish Brooklyn under the shadow of the Holocaust.

What's in a Name?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.08.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

However a writer selects a name, it must fit and exemplify that character. The mention of the name should bring to mind an entire set of personality traits; a certain look; and feeling tone. The name should evoke a strong image in the reader's mind, and have a ring of authenticity.

All Psychiatry Is Personal

David Blistein | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science
David Blistein

Last week I went to a presentation by Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America. Having spent a lot of time in the pharmaceutical trenches, I think my perspective on psychiatric meds is a little different from his, but there were two things in particular that impressed me.

What I've Learned From My Best Friend's Suicide

Lea Lane | Posted 07.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Lea Lane

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSometimes, especially when a person seems to have a satisfying life, we dismiss suicidal signals that would otherwise alert us. I know this first-hand.

Editing William Styron's Letters

Rose Styron | Posted 02.20.2013 | Books
Rose Styron

Opening white bureau drawers, I found scores of letters and a few postcards he'd jammed in, written to him by people he particularly valued: Mia Farrow and John Updike were the first two I discovered.

Banning Books Is Censorship

Jane Friedman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Jane Friedman

Let's celebrate Banned Books Week by reading many of these books that have been unfairly censored.

Kristen Stewart May Star In 'Lie Down In Darkness'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.02.2012 | Entertainment

Kristen Stewart enraged some Twi-hards when she admitted to having an affair with "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders ("You were stu...

Brief Encounter With Mike Wallace, the Vineyard's Famous Renter

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.10.2012 | Media
Bernard Starr

Mike Wallace was best known as the hard-hitting investigative journalist on 60 Minutes. But there was another side to him. He helped untold numbers of people suffering from depression when he went public about his own battles with the disorder.

William Styron In A Daughter's Words | DWIGHT GARNER | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books

When Alexandra Styron, the youngest of the novelist William Styron’s four children, was growing up, she writes in her new memoir, there was one invi...

Memoirs On Depression: Autobiographical Writings On The Illness That Affects Millions (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

No walk of life, level of education, or career path makes one immune to the potentially crippling effects of this illness. Here, we've collected the memoirs of a few who have shared their struggles in an effort to raise awareness.

The Stones Roll Over Depression

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert David Jaffee

Listening to Brahms' Alto Rhapsody helped William Styron snap out of a deep melancholy. For me, it's the Rolling Stones, whose African rhythms appeal to me at a primal level.

My Best Friend Ended Her Life at 37

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Delia did leave a note. I never found out what it said. I know that she loved her family more than anyone I knew, and would not have left them if she could have endured her suffering.

eBook Rights: The Role Of Publishers Is Greater Than It May Seem

The New York Times | JONATHAN GALASSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

News that the heirs of William Styron, the author of "Sophie's Choice," are licensing the electronic-publishing rights for some of his Random House bo...

Styron's Choice: Authors, Editors, and Loyalty

David Colbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Colbert

Last week, publishing veteran Jonathan Galassi made the case that William Styron's ebook rights should have remained with Random House, instead of being sold to a different company.