Sunday, December 03, 2006

William wants to die

Yesterday at work I was flipping through The Economist (don't ask me why I was reading The Economist; it's a long story) and came across a very brief article about the passing of the author William Styron on November 1st. Part of the article talked about his notorious writer's block he suffered after he quit drinking in the 80's. Apparently at one point he wanted to kill himself but had so much difficulty composing what he felt was an adequate, and eloquent, enough suicide note, that he decided not to kill himself.

Which, for some reason, I think is one of the coolest things I've ever heard. I can't wait to read his books now.

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