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Havanas in Camelot: Personal Essays
 
 
Author
William Styron.
Publisher Random House  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9781400067190
Pages/Publication Date 162/2008
Daedalus Item Code 02594
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After the great success in 1990 of Darkness Visible, his memoir of depression and recovery, Pulitzer Prize winner William Styron wrote more frequently in an introspective, autobiographical mode. Havanas in Camelot brings together 14 of his 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 François 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.

"'I was aware that this was a contraband item under the embargo against Cuban goods and that the embargo had been promulgated by the very man who had just pressed the cigar into my hand,' writes Styron about John F. Kennedy in the title essay of this fine new collection of mostly previously published work. Combined with Styron's muscular yet subtle language, a sense of self-revelation and insider clarity infuses the 14 essays like a lungful of fresh, crisp air. Mostly assembled by Styron shortly before his death in 2006, these perfectly crafted and deeply expressive essays range effortlessly from smoking the aforementioned stogies with JFK to his run-ins with editors during the editing of his first novel, Lie Down in Darkness."—Publishers Weekly

 
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