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Pat Conroy (1945–2016)

Autor(a) de The Prince of Tides

46+ Works 21,467 Membros 605 Críticas 119 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Obras por Pat Conroy

The Prince of Tides (1986) 5,720 exemplares
Beach Music (1995) 3,581 exemplares
South of Broad (2009) — Autor — 3,010 exemplares
The Great Santini (1976) 1,972 exemplares
The Lords of Discipline (1980) 1,972 exemplares
The Water Is Wide (1972) 1,766 exemplares
My Losing Season (2002) 1,223 exemplares
My Reading Life (2010) 860 exemplares
The Boo (1981) 192 exemplares
The Prince of Tides [1991 film] (1991) — Screenplay — 55 exemplares
The WaveDancer Benefit (2002) 22 exemplares
Savannah (1988) 12 exemplares
The Water is Wide [2006 TV movie] (2006) — Autor — 11 exemplares
The Prince of Tides Part 1 of 2 (1986) 6 exemplares
The Prince of Tides Part 2 of 2 (1999) 5 exemplares
My Exaggerated Life (2019) 2 exemplares
Beach Music [part 1 of 2] (2000) 2 exemplares
Beach Music [part 2 of 2] (2001) 2 exemplares
Canção do Mar 1 exemplar
Hullámok hercege 1 exemplar
Manhandled (1967) 1 exemplar
Glazba s plaze (1999) 1 exemplar
Black Hills 1 exemplar
Gone with the wind, 75th anniversary edition — Introdução — 1 exemplar
1994 1 exemplar
Thomas Wolfe (2000) 1 exemplar
Star Trap 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Gone with the Wind (1936) — Prefácio, algumas edições22,935 exemplares
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (2012) — Prefácio — 77 exemplares
Stories from the Blue Moon Café (2003) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Savannah Seasons (1996) — Prefácio, algumas edições67 exemplares
The Great Santini [1979 film] (1999) — Novel — 28 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Lords of Discipline [1983 film] (2004) — Original novel — 8 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Conroy, Donald Patrick
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
St. Helena Memorial Gardens, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Local de nascimento
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Local de falecimento
Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Causa da morte
pancreatic cancer
Locais de residência
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)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Honorary Doctorate (2000)
F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Fiction (2005)
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame (2005)

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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 em Other People's Libraries (Fevereiro 2017)
Pat Conroy em Legacy Libraries (Fevereiro 2017)


BARNES & NOBLE: The Water Is Wide is Pat Conroy’s extraordinary memoir based on his experience as one of two teachers in a two-room schoolhouse, working with children the world had pretty much forgotten. It was a year that changed his life, and one that introduced a group of poor Black children to a world they did not know existed.
Gmomaj | 41 outras críticas | Nov 13, 2023 |
JimandMary69 | 5 outras críticas | Aug 17, 2023 |
Here's what I wrote in 2010 about this read: "Easy read, with a flair for the dramatic. Come on, nobody talks constantly about gay sex like Trevor Poe, or has such a consistently smart aleck tongue like "Toad" (the narrator). Still a good story to keep company in the winter . . . And great eulogy to Charleston."
MGADMJK | 168 outras críticas | Aug 17, 2023 |
I read this one so long ago that I don't recall any details.
mykl-s | 105 outras críticas | Aug 12, 2023 |


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