Darkness Visible

What is the author's style in Darkness Visible by William Styron?

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Darkness Visible is written from the first-person point of view and is a type of memoir. Styron begins Darkness Visible by "flashing back" to the time when he first visited Paris, some thirty-three years before in 1952. By comparing his attitude when he first visited Paris to his mood when he is visiting the city in 1985, Styron dramatizes the change in his emotional state. Whereas once he was young, curious, full of possibility and hope, now he is old, exhausted, and consumed with despair.

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