In the Clap Shack: A Play by William Styron

In the Clap Shack: A Play

byWilliam Styron

Kobo ebook | August 17, 2010

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A military hospital is the setting for this darkly humorous play by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Darkness Visible and Sophie’s Choice.

In the summer of 1943, a young Marine named Wally Magruder arrives at a Navy hospital in the American South, stricken with what doctors diagnose as a severe case of syphilis. Trapped in the stifling confines of the urology ward, Magruder and his fellow patients rebel against the authoritarian Dr. Glanz, a physician who delights in the power that sickness gives him. But as they seek to reclaim their identities against dehumanization, the ward becomes a hell more real than any of them could have imagined.

Inspired by Styron’s own experience, In the Clap Shack is a searing indictment of military brutalization and a brilliant defense of individualism and personal freedom from the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Confessions of Nat Turner and other acclaimed works.

This ebook features new manuscripts, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the William Styron archives at Duke University.

William Styron, 1925 - William Clark Styron was born June 11, 1925 in Newport News, Virginia to William Clark Styron, a marine engineer, and Pauline Abraham Styron, who died when he was thirteen years old. He was a descendent of the Stioring family that arrived in Virginia in 1650. He attended Duke University and took courses at the Ne...
Title:In the Clap Shack: A PlayFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 17, 2010Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1453203028

ISBN - 13:9781453203026

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