Mr. Styron's early work, including "Lie Down in Darkness," won him wide recognition as a distinctive voice of the South and an heir to William Faulkner.
A technical advance over "Lie Down in Darkness," this novel was richer in its storytelling and, full of the latest in Continental existentialism, distinctly not Southern.
After completing "Lie Down in Darkness," he put in a second, three-month stint, in the Marines in the summer of 1951.
Loomis went on to edit all of Stryon's books except Lie Down in Darkness, his first novel.
His granddaughter Emma Larson read from "Lie Down in Darkness."
The version of "Lie Down on Landsdowne" contained on Soft Rock differs from that found on Fiascos.
All the Dead Lie Down (1998)
Moreover, the depressive mental states that he described in detail from "Lie Down in Darkness" and "Sophie's Choice" uncannily anticipated his own illness.
In 1962, he wrote the screenplay for a film adaptation of William Styron's Lie Down in Darkness.
Gabrielle Beaumont - L.A. Law for "Lie Down & Deliver"