Interview with William Styron, May 5, 1980

Project: Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Styron discusses his friendship with Robert Penn Warren, from their first encounter up until as of when the interview was conducted. The similar backgrounds of the two are examined. The common use of the South as a setting for their literature is also mentioned. Styron talks of his novel called "The Confessions of Nat Turner" and the controversy surrounding it. The influence of Warren upon Styron's writing is considered as well.

Interview Accession

1980oh067_rpw024

Interviewee Name

William Styron

Interviewer Name

Susan E. Allen

Interview Date

1980-05-05

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Styron, William Interview by Susan E. Allen. 05 May. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Styron, W. (1980, May 05). Interview by S. E. Allen. Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Styron, William, interview by Susan E. Allen. May 05, 1980, Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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