William Styron was an acclaimed novelist and essayist. Memoirs of depression.
"Depression is a disorder of mood, so mysteriously painful and elusive in the way it becomes known to the self -- to the mediating intellect-- as to verge close to being beyond description. It thus remains nearly incomprehensible to those who have not experienced it in its extreme mode."
— William Styron, Darkness Visible
Subscribe to our newsletter for a weekly round-up of reviews, essays, & interviews.