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Sophie"s choice by William Styron

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English



  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)


  • Holocaust survivors -- Fiction,
  • Young men -- Fiction,
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementWilliam Styron.
LC ClassificationsPS3569.T9 S67
The Physical Object
Pagination515 p. ;
Number of Pages515
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4733085M
ISBN 100394461096
LC Control Number78021835

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Jan 25,  · This award-winning novel of love, survival, and agonizing regret in post–WWII Brooklyn “belongs on that small shelf reserved for American masterpieces” (The Washington Post Book World). Winner of the National Book Award and a modern classic, Sophie’s Choice centers on three characters: Stingo, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor 4/4(). Sophie's Choice is a American drama film directed by Alan J. Pakula, who adapted William Styron's novel of the same name. Meryl Streep stars as Sophie, a Polish immigrant who shares a boarding house in Brooklyn with her tempestuous lover, Nathan (Kevin Kline in his feature film debut), and a young writer, Stingo (Peter MacNicol).Based on: Sophie's Choice, by William Styron. Sophie’s Choice () is one of William Styron’s better-remembered novels. It is described as an American classic or historical fiction, though it falls squarely into the category of adult literary fiction. The book would be unsuitable for younger readers because of its explicit treatment of sex. Dec 10,  · THE heroine of William Styron's ''Sophie's Choice'' is a creature of such extravagant and contradictory attributes that it isn't always easy, while reading the novel, to imagine her in the larep-immo.comor: Alan J. Pakula.

More than once in this smugly autobiographical novel, Styron pouts about how his last book, The Confessions of Nat Turner, drew accusations of exploitation, accusations that "I had turned to my own profit and advantage the miseries of slavery." And Sophie's Choice will probably draw similar accusations about Styron's use of the Holocaust: his new novel often seems to be a strong but skin-deep. Sophie’s Choice is Styron’s most ambitious novel. It contains the major themes of his previous fiction, embodying his loves of the South and of literature, his experience of war, and his quest. Mar 15,  · One of the most well-written book I've read to date, Sophie's Choice is like a Beethoven symphony - perhaps Pastorale was in Styron's mind while he wrote the novel, as that title came up more than once as I recall - and one needs to take care reading it to comprehend how truly remarkable this book is.I thought, through most of the pages, that /5. Sophie's Choice is undoubtedly one of the best books of the 20th century (or any century for that matter). I have no idea how this is sitting at a average on Audible currently; in my mind it only shows the idiocy of some Audible listeners - listeners who believe listening to .

Free download or read online Sophies Choice pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by William Styron. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, classics story are Stingo, Nathan Landau. The book has been awarded with National /5. Jan 01,  · The book and movie have something else in common. Despite the fact that Sophie's story, her choices, and her fate are all sad, sad stories, there is 4/4. Sophie's Choice () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more Menu. Movies. Picking up Nathan's book of Emily Dickinson poems, Stingo recites "Ample Make This Bed", as if he were delivering a eulogy at a funeral. The film ends with Stingo leaving Brooklyn, the screen going misty, and an image of Sophie's face fading into view. Sophie's Choice tells the story of three young friends who lived in Brooklyn in Stingo, the narrator, is a Southern boy, born and bred, who moved to New York with the ambition of becoming a writer. His stifling nine-to-five job at a publishing company kills his spirit and his hopes, and the.