Imatge de l'autor

Pat Conroy (1945–2016)

Autor/a de The Prince of Tides

41+ obres 21,877 Membres 615 Ressenyes 120 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Pat Conroy is the pen name of Donald Patrick Conroy, who was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 26, 1945. He received a B.A. in English from The Citadel in 1967. After teaching high school at his alma mater, he accepted a job teaching disadvantaged black children in a two-room schoolhouse on mostra'n més Daufuskie Island off the South Carolina coast. Many of the children were illiterate, unable even to write their own names. He taught them using oral history and geography lessons. His experience on Daufuskie Island formed the basis for his first successful memoir, The Water Is Wide, which won the Anisfield-Wolf Award from the Cleveland Foundation and was made into the movie Conrack starring Jon Voight in 1976. His novels include Beach Music and South of Broad. Several of his novels were adapted into movies including The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, and The Prince of Tides. He also wrote several works of non-fiction including The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes and Stories of My Life, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son. He died of pancreatic cancer on March 4, 2016 at the age of 70. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Pat Conroy

The Prince of Tides (1986) 5,836 exemplars
Beach Music (1995) 3,648 exemplars
South of Broad (2009) — Autor — 3,065 exemplars
The Great Santini (1976) 2,008 exemplars
The Lords of Discipline (1980) 2,000 exemplars
The Water Is Wide (1972) 1,803 exemplars
My Losing Season (2002) 1,237 exemplars
My Reading Life (2010) 880 exemplars
The Boo (1981) 196 exemplars
The Prince of Tides [1991 film] (1991) — Screenplay — 57 exemplars
The WaveDancer Benefit (2002) 22 exemplars

Obres associades

Gone with the Wind (1936) — Pròleg, algunes edicions23,516 exemplars
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Col·laborador — 186 exemplars
Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (2012) — Pròleg — 81 exemplars
Savannah Seasons (1996) — Pròleg, algunes edicions68 exemplars
Stories from the Blue Moon Café (2003) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
The Great Santini [1979 film] (1999) — Novel — 30 exemplars
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
The Lords of Discipline [1983 film] (2004) — Original novel — 8 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Conroy, Donald Patrick
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
St. Helena Memorial Gardens, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Lloc de naixement
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Lloc de defunció
Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Causa de la mort
pancreatic cancer
Llocs de residència
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Orlando, Florida, USA
Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Fripp Island, South Carolina, USA
The Citadel (BA|1967 ∙ English)
teacher (English ∙ psychology)
King, Cassandra (wife)
Premis i honors
Honorary Doctorate (2000)
F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Fiction (2005)
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame (2005)
Biografia breu
Donald Patrick "Pat" Conroy was an American author who wrote several acclaimed novels and memoirs; his books The Water is Wide, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini were made into films, the latter two being Oscar nominated. He is recognized as a leading figure of late-20th century Southern literature.



Pat Conroy on his reading a Other People's Libraries (febrer 2017)
Pat Conroy a Legacy Libraries (febrer 2017)


Pesante come un macigno
Leggero come un petalo

CIT: Mi ricordo una sera d'estate: mia sorella, mio fratello ed io (eravamo molto piccoli e l'afa gravava come muschio sulla pianura) non riuscivamo a dormire. La mamma ci portò allora a fare due passi fino al fiume e alla darsena, benché Savannah e io avessimo un raffreddore estivo e Luke un eczema da calore. "Ho una sorpresa per i miei cocchi," disse la mamma mentre noi guardavamo affascinati un delfino prendere il largo nell'acqua tranquilla, metallica. Sedevamo sulla punta del moletto e, stendendo le gambe, cercavamo di toccare l'acqua col piede. "C'è una cosa che voglio farvi vedere. Una cosa che vi aiuterà a dormire. Guardate là, figlioli," disse, indicando l'orizzonte a levante. E, proprio in quel momento, dove essa indicava, la luna comparve, sollevando la fronte di uno stupefacente color oro al di sopra di una filigrana di nuvole che bordavano il cielo di veli. Le sere erano lunghe al sud, in quella stagione, e alle nostre spalle, in quello stesso momento, il sole stava tramontando in un tripudio di fiamme che incendiavano il fiume. Era come un duello di ori: l'oro nuovo della luna nascente, l'oro consunto del sole che scompariva all'altro capo del cielo. Così il giorno, dopo un'ultimo guizzo di danza sulle paludi della Carolina, moriva splendidamente sotto gli occhi di noi ragazzi, finché della luce dell'astro diurno non rimase che un listello intorno alle chiome delle querce acquatiche. La luna poi sorse veloce, come un'uccello che si leva dall'acqua, e salì in alto: fulva, poi gialla, poi giallino, poi d'argento, poi d'un miracoloso, immacolato pallore, al di là dell'argento, un colore che è proprio soltanto delle notti del sud. Noi bambini restammo estasiati di fronte alla luna che nostra madre aveva evocato dalle acque. Quando l'astro si fu inargentato, mia sorella Savannah, che aveva tre anni, esclamò "Oh mamma, fallo ancora!" E questo è il ricordo più antico che ho. … (més)
LLonaVahine | Hi ha 108 ressenyes més | May 22, 2024 |
Really? You're reading cookbooks now? I thought you had an infinite TBR list? Yes, but it is a Pat Conroy cookbook.
Please follow the link.
pw0327 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | May 9, 2024 |
I was first drawn to Conroy's writing; it is as lush as the azalea and camellias that make Charleston such a lovely city. I loved the way the first chapter introduced all the characters and described them so perfectly that they were set in my mind for the entire book. What an improbable group of friends, but Leo was able to pull them all together. I admired his quiet compassion and wisdom; he always seemed to know the right way to handle any situation and move it toward the best outcome. The depth of the friends' caring for each other when they reunited as adults and embarked on the trip to San Francisco to save Trevor was maybe a bit unrealistic, but Conroy made me believe, and I was even inspired. In the end all the loose ends were tied up nicely. It was undoubtedly a melodrama but one that drew me in completely.… (més)
NMBookClub | Hi ha 171 ressenyes més | Mar 14, 2024 |
For once, I'm recording my impression immediately after finishing a book. The reason is that basically the end of the book left me with a surprising amount of energy and desire for action. I'm sitting here questioning how much I should believe that, but it's hard not get caught up in Conroy's characters' feelings. Leo's triumph and nice, novelistic ending is not one that I necessarily think I can achieve, but it still manages to leave me feeling good. I'd say this is typical of the book as a whole, where an entire cast of characters appears and moves around in a way that - while not predictable exactly - lends itself to feeling like it's on rails, with just a hint too much deus ex. I don't feel that seriously harms the novel though for me; I take it with an understanding of suspension of disbelief and the enjoyment is conscious rather than consuming.… (més)
Zedseayou | Hi ha 171 ressenyes més | Jan 30, 2024 |


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