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Pat Conroy (1945–2016)

Autore di Il Principe delle Maree

41+ opere 21,919 membri 616 recensioni 120 preferito

Sull'Autore

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 altro 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 meno

Opere di Pat Conroy

Il Principe delle Maree (1986) 5,844 copie
Beach Music (1995) 3,656 copie
South of Broad (2009) — Autore — 3,073 copie
The Great Santini (1976) 2,012 copie
The Lords of Discipline (1980) 2,002 copie
The Water Is Wide (1972) 1,808 copie
La Mia Stagione No (2002) 1,240 copie
My Reading Life (2010) 883 copie
The Boo (1981) 196 copie
The Prince of Tides [1991 film] (1991) — Screenplay — 57 copie
The WaveDancer Benefit (2002) 22 copie

Opere correlate

Via col vento (1936) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni23,572 copie
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Collaboratore — 187 copie
Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (2012) — Prefazione — 81 copie
Savannah Seasons (1996) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni68 copie
Stories from the Blue Moon Café (2003) — Collaboratore — 67 copie
The Great Santini [1979 film] (1999) — Novel — 30 copie
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Collaboratore — 21 copie
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
The Lords of Discipline [1983 film] (2004) — Original novel — 8 copie

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Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Conroy, Donald Patrick
Data di nascita
1945-10-26
Data di morte
2016-03-04
Luogo di sepoltura
St. Helena Memorial Gardens, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Sesso
male
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Luogo di morte
Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Causa della morte
pancreatic cancer
Luogo di residenza
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Orlando, Florida, USA
Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
Fripp Island, South Carolina, USA
Istruzione
The Citadel (BA|1967 ∙ English)
Attività lavorative
teacher (English ∙ psychology)
novelist
editor
Relazioni
King, Cassandra (wife)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Honorary Doctorate (2000)
F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Fiction (2005)
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame (2005)
Breve biografia
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.

Utenti

Discussioni

Pat Conroy on his reading in Other People's Libraries (Febbraio 2017)
Pat Conroy in Legacy Libraries (Febbraio 2017)

Recensioni

Bel libro, molto cestistio e quindi, per me, bello. La storia di una stagione sui campi da basket universitario fra vittorie e sconfitte, gioie e arabbiature, infortuni e successi. Ma se non piace il basket, evitare.
 
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sbaldi59 | 20 altre recensioni | Jun 30, 2023 |

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1980s (1)
1960s (1)

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Statistiche

Opere
41
Opere correlate
11
Utenti
21,919
Popolarità
#981
Voto
4.1
Recensioni
616
ISBN
420
Lingue
19
Preferito da
120

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