WILLIAM STYRON SIGNED TYPESCRIPT, "William Styron", in black felt tip, 8.5 x 11, an excerpt, by the Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist and essayist, from Sophie's Choice. In part: "...I found that the creative heat which at eighteen had nearly consumed me with its gorgeous, relentless flame had flickered out...I still yearned passionately to produce the novel which had been for so long captive in my brain...I had the syrup but it wouldn't pour...." In fine condition.
William Styron (1925-2006) was an American novelist and essayist who won the 1968 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and other major literary awards for his work. Sophie's Choice (1979), a story "told through the eyes of a young aspiring writer from the South, about a Polish Catholic survivor of Auschwitz and her brilliant but psychotic Jewish lover in postwar Brooklyn." It won the 1980 National Book Award and in 1982 was made into a movie starring Meryl Streep for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal as Sophie.