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The Long March epub ebook

by William Styron

The Long March epub ebook

Author: William Styron
Category: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam (1980)
ISBN: 055314667X
ISBN13: 978-0553146677
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 867
Other formats: mbr lit txt azw


Open Road Integrated Media. A Biography of William Styron. ONE NOON, in the blaze of a cloudless Carolina summer, what was left of eight dead boys lay strewn about the landscape, among the poison ivy and the pine needles and loblolly saplings.

Open Road Integrated Media. It was not so much as if they had departed this life but as if, sprayed from a hose, they were only shreds of bone, gut, and dangling tissue to which it would have been impossible ever to impute the quality of life, far less the capacity to relinquish it.

William Styron was born on June 11, 1925, in Newport News, Virginia, to . Styron followed with another bestseller, Sophie’s Choice (1979), the winner of the 1980 National Book Award. He was one of the preeminent American authors of his generation. In 1982, Styron published his first compilation of essays, This Quiet Dust.

Long walk tonight, the voice repeated. Culver stared upward through a dazzling patchwork of leaves and light to see the broad pink face of Sergeant O’Leary, smiling down. Christ, O’Leary, he said, don’t remind me. I’ll bet you they were using that old stuff they’ve had stored on Guam ever since ’45. Jesus, you’d think they’d have better sense. Why, I seen those shells stacked up high as a man out there just last year, getting rained on every day and getting the jungle rot and Jesus, they put tarps over ’em but five years is one hell of a long time to let 81-shells lay around. I remember once. Culver let him talk, without hearing the words, and drowsed.

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An early short novella from the great William Styron exploring the growing freedom and liberation and changes that came post war as society pulled away from years of conformity, wars and austerity. Maybe shy of Styron's greatest works,but anything Styron wrote is well worth reading. 7 people found this helpful.

The Long March is a novella by William Styron, first published serially in 1952 in Discovery. and by Random House as a Modern Library Paperback in 1956.

Styron’s The Long March is a withering critique of a military system that leaves no room for dignity or personal identity. This short novel marks another triumph by the New York Times–bestselling author of Sophie's Choice and Darkness Visible, who has been honored with both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, among other accolades.

He was one of the preeminent American authors of his generation.

He was one of the preeminent American authors of his generation at Turner (1967), garnered broad acclaim for their elegant prose and insights into human psychology. Styron’s fiction and nonfiction writings draw heavily from the events of his life, including his Southern upbringing, his mother’s death from cancer in 1939, his family history of slave ownership, and his experience as a United States marine.

William Styron uses marine reserves . William Styron uses marine reserves, that are forced to make a 36 mile march that they are not prepared for, to show the brutality and hypocrisy in the leaders of this country. The reserves are people that have been out of the service for many years, but have just been called back into service. A terrible accident has just occured at the base they are stationed at. A mortar volley landed off the mark onto of a line of young soldiers waiting for food. Nothing even slows down on the base, except for the medics in units being sent to the accident site.

Long march, short book. I wonder if it’s unfashionable to read Styron these days, noting just one of my GR friends have read this. Or maybe it has other issues: because it’s a war book and who hasn’t read enough of them?

The Long March
Reviews (7)
Gela
Solid and sometimes humorous tales of US Marines. The Long March is a novella about middle-aged Reserves in the early ’50s called back to duty after having become accustomed to peaceful middle class living. In the Clap Shack is a play set in a Urological hospital in the Southern US. These aren’t your typical military tales—no heroics here, but both works reveal hard truths about the Marine Corps, the psychotic authoritarians in charge and the callous apparatus they employ to grind soldiers down.

Nuadazius
Very thought-provoking for a small book. beautifully written, it is the story of three men who have been recalled into the Marines after serving in WWII. They are set to go on a 36 mile hike and no one is anxious to do so.. All three react quite differently while marching.

Warianys
Best novella I can remember reading. Some stunning writing. A great surprise to come across this work by Styron. Read it.

Burisi
I wish it was longer. A very interesting drama, well written. Offers no false glory, nor does it pretend to loan the reader a view of ""authentic" military life.This may have been written for the reader who did serve in the military and needs a reminder of how seemingly foolish/pointless the whole military scene was at times.

Jerdodov
Overall it's a good read, it was awfully boring at the start though. In the U.S. war canon it's definitely up there.

hardy
I bought this ass a gift. And Ho loved it.

Memuro
Although this isn't 'my thing' at all, I must say that it's a superbly written novella (88p).
Set in a military base in Carolina, the two main protagonists, Culver and Mannix, are officers in the Marines. Having served in WW2, they remained reservists, never expecting to be wrenched away from the lives they've created with wives and jobs just 6 years later with the onset of the Korean War. Utterly resentful at being brought back to the military life, they despise the career soldiers, the stupid commands, the loss of life.

"You know", he said once, "I think I was really afraid just one time last war." The phrase 'last war' had had, itself, a numb resigned quality, in its lack of any particular inflection, like 'last weekend' or 'last movie I went to see."

After a friendly fire accident - heart rendingly described - leaves eight young soldiers dead, the Colonel orders a 36 mile walk; pride and a determination to spite is superior leave Mannix determined that he and his men make it, no matter what... The fatigue, the unreality, the pain and struggle to keep on are convincingly portrayed.

A book that would merit a second reading.

Culver and Mannix, two reservist marines, are recalled due to the Korean situation just five years after WW2 and five years of a civilian life in a fast changing post war world. Mannix is rebellious, unhappy at being recalled and damning of Colonel Templeton's order for a 36 mile march back to base. But out of spite for Templeton he determines to march his men the whole way because deep inside he is still a marine.....
An early short novella from the great William Styron exploring the growing freedom and liberation and changes that came post war as society pulled away from years of conformity, wars and austerity. Maybe shy of Styron's greatest works,but anything Styron wrote is well worth reading.

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