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She envisions Stingo with his Southern accent williamm some Cavalier officer of the Confederate army. Sophie, the beautiful Polish non-Nazi Holocaust survivor has to choose who to end up with between her two lovers, the Jewish Nathan Landau who is a crazy junkie but who brought her to America and the struggling Ame It was good that I missed the Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of this book when it was shown in I thought the book was pointless and overwrought, rather like Meryl Streep’s acting in the film of the same name.

Someday I will write about Sophie’s life and death, and thereby help demonstrate how absolute evil is never extinguished from the world. While he is working on his novel, he is drawn into the lives of the lovers Nathan Landau and Sophie Zawistowska, stron boarders at the house, who are involved in an intense and difficult relationship.

So, maybe I should give Styron a break on the length of the book. But there’s a monster in us all. Anyway, the real story, of course, is Sophie. Living beneath them, he hears them making love and fighting, both with passionate intensity.

Sophie’s Choice

Preview — Sophie’s Choice by William Styron. The book laa have been more concise and effective if someone had eliminated some of Stingo’s sexual thoughts and explorations. One important thing that the reader must realize is that Styron is dealing with two time frames.

To ask other readers questions about Sophie’s Choiceplease sign up. I was a bit surprised by all the semi-erotica in this book.


When man is plunged into realms that transcend reason, sanity or faith and the very notion of existence becomes a ludicrous thought? But, this book, this writerdoes a tremendous job of showing his reader so much, and so much more than scabs.

This was a brave statement but innocently absurd. Nathan was mentally ill, Stingo was insufferably self-absorbed. I just thought she was not-fascinating and contradictory, like, not in the It seems a lot of people have a problem with the prose being pretentious and overwritten. It is extremely rare to find a book that manages to evoke such a complex of emotions and responses over the course of pages, and this is the book’s triumph: Here, the effort was successful.

Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

However, it was also painfully obvious that Stingo was indeed William Styron, so the perspective was at times overly self-indulgent and out of place. Styron has an incredible gift for injecting humor into dark situations. As he’s neither black nor Jewish, some black and Jewish people are like wtf are you doing with my history.

Fiction, for the most part, has become indistinguishable from magazine writing: Most of us would come to think of Meryl Streep as Sophie whether we saw the film or not. The Los Angeles Times. The author seemed particularly obsessed with the F word.

Website version accessed 25 April ; Gurewitsch, Matthew Nathan too, in a much different way, is three-dimensional and fiery with life. The older Styron writes of himself as a younger more callow figure. Stingo’s feverish libido is fired by the nightly sounds of unbridled and enthusiastic celebrations of the ars amatoria from the room above his. View all 62 comments. I spent years urged by friends to read this book, but I was afraid of what I would find in its pages, especially being a mom.

I’m also surprised at the sexual content. When we are very young life is much simpler, is it not? Many times while reading I actually paused to ponder: Nu puteam -in fine! Readers who like being emotionally manipulated by horny narrators. Jun 03, blakeR rated it it was ok Shelves: So, back to the busy lobby, where I’m sweating out the first of Stingo’s erections and looking around the room, wondering if anyone has any idea what I’m reading they didn’tand even though I was tickled beyond belief to find humor and sexuality in a book that I thought took place in Poland during the Holocaust, I was also totally confused.


Accessed 5 Jan Feb 03, Alex rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is his point, repeated often: Even poor Sophie, who was a brilliantly-realized character was so without fight or self-respect by the time we meet her, that Stingo’s banal lust for her bordered on necrophilia.

In other words, he seems to be telling the story in the wrong form. The plot is adventurous to say the least. Very shortly, he becomes obsessed with them.

The reveal of this information instantly brought a comparison of Stingo to Quentin Compson. It is narrated in the first person by a young, transplanted southerner who calls himself Stingo.

So, inevitably when the gruesome reality strikes, destroying all hopeyou find yourself stranded and deserted, because with all your might you were holding onto this faith, but now you’ve lost it, only to find it creeping in again.

Puccini’s Chrisantemi, the Chrysanthemums, an old piece but only recently rediscovered.

Sophie’s Choice (novel) – Wikipedia

A central element of the novel’s plot, the personally catastrophic choice referred to in the title, is said to have been inspired by a story of a Romani woman who was ordered by the Nazis to select which of her children was to be put to death, which Styron attributes [ where? Styron was criticized for having taken on a topic to huge to be taken on in any manner other than silence, ignoring earlier works in existence and widely recognized. At times, I hated this book: