The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps

The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps

William Styron


The Suicide Run collects 5 of William Styron’s meticulously rendered narratives in keeping with his real-life reviews as a U.S. Marine. In “Blankenship,” Styron attracts on his stint as a protect at a stateside army felony on the finish of global battle II. “Marriott, the Marine” and “The Suicide Run”—which Styron composed as a part of an meant novel that he put aside to write down Sophie’s Choice—depict the surreal adventure of being conscripted a moment time, after international battle II, to serve within the Korean conflict. “My Father’s condominium” captures the disappointment of a soldier attempting to develop into a civilian back. In “Elobey, Annobón, and Corisco,” a soldier makes an attempt to exorcise the dread of an forthcoming conflict by way of having a pipe dream approximately far away islands, visited vicariously via his formative years stamp collection.  

    probably the final quantity from considered one of literature’s maximum voices, The Suicide Run brings to lifestyles the drama, absurdity, and heroism that endlessly replaced the boys who served within the Marine Corps.

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