Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Darkness Visible - 3M's Review

Darkness Visible
by William Styron

1990, 84 pp.
Rating: stars4.gif

In this short memoir chronicling the author's own bout with depression, Styron gives us a glimpse of the pain and madness of the disease. Styron not only provides us with details of his own illness, but also expounds on the suicides and/or depression of other authors. He also gives guidelines and suggestions for action to those who have a loved one suffering with the disease.

Styron was the author of Sophie's Choice and the Pulitzer Prize winning The Confessions of Nat Turner. He died in 2006 at the age of 81 from pneumonia.

2 comments:

N.Vasillis said...

I'm putting this on my TBR list.

3M said...

I actually read this before David Foster Wallace's death, which was so tragic. It definitely gives some good insight into the disease.