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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Alexandra Styron
This year has been a season of memoirs written by the daughters of the famous: Alexandra Styron's "Reading My Father," about William Styron, and Katharine Weber's "The Memory of All That," about her grandmother Kay Swift and George Gershwin. Joining them is Erica Heller, novelist and creative consultant, piecing together the puzzle of her father, Joseph Heller, who used his experience of flying missions over France during World War II as the inspiration for his most famous (and lasting) 1961 novel.
Look closely at the 1970s-era jacket photograph selected for Alexandra Styron's memoir. Seated in what appears to be the den of her family home, a girl of about 7, tangle-haired and pretty, gazes with a loving smile at her daddy, novelist William Styron (1925-2006).
Alexandra Styron told the AP on Friday that her father "trusted Loomis entirely."
Styron lived to write, and in the course of his daily labors anything - an unsharpened pencil, the sound of a telephone ringing, or any number of things - might set off a foul-mouthed tirade directed at those closest to him.