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Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time
A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression. Styron is perhaps the first writer to convey the full terror of depression's psychic landscape, as well as the illuminating path to recovery.