The Death of Santini

The Death of Santini
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Nan a Talese
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN: 9780385530903
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Santini Book Excerpt:

The Death of Santini

The Death of Santini
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN: 0385530854
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Santini Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition.”—The Boston Globe Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused brought even more attention, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy’s life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son’s honor. The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat’s novel The Prince of Tides: “In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness.” Praise for The Death of Santini “A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy’s] fans won’t want to miss.”—People “Conroy’s conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins.”—The New York Times Book Review “Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny.”—The Washington Post “Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

Understanding Pat Conroy

Understanding Pat Conroy
Author: Catherine Seltzer
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2015-04-15
ISBN: 1611175178
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Pat Conroy Book Excerpt:

An insightful look at the life and work of the extraordinary popular Southern writer. Pat Conroy’s novels and memoirs have indelibly shaped the image of the South in the American imagination. His writing has rendered the physical landscape of the South Carolina lowcountry familiar to legions of readers, and has staked out a more complex geography as well—one defined by domestic trauma, racial anxiety, religious uncertainty, and cultural ambivalence. In Understanding Pat Conroy, Catherine Seltzer engages in a sustained consideration of Conroy and his work. The study begins with a sketch of Conroy’s biography, which, while fascinating in its own right, is employed here to illuminate many of the motifs and characters that define his work and to locate him within southern literary tradition. Seltzer then explores each of Conroy’s major works, tracing the evolution of the themes within and among each of his novels, including The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, and South of Broad, and his memoirs, among them The Water Is Wide and My Losing Season. Seltzer’s insightful close readings of Conroy’s work are supplemented by interviews and archival material, shedding new light on the often-complex dynamics between text and context in Conroy’s oeuvre. More broadly, Understanding Pat Conroy explores the ways that Conroy delights in troubling the boundaries that circumscribe the literary establishment—and links his work to existing debates about the contemporary American canon.

The Great Santini

The Great Santini
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Norman Berg
Total Pages: 536
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Santini Book Excerpt:

Eighteen-year-old Ben's attempts to stand up for himself, his mother, and his sister are resisted by his intolerant father, a fighter pilot and inflexible disciplinarian

Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy
Author: Bernie Schein
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN: 1948924153
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pat Conroy Book Excerpt:

For Pat Conroy fans, a loving, laughter-filled homage to a loyal, big-hearted friend. Pat Conroy, the bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini among many other books, was beloved by millions of readers. Bernie Schein was his best friend from the time they met in a high-school pickup basketball game in Beaufort, South Carolina, until Conroy’s death in 2016. Both were popular athletes but also outsiders as a Jew and a Catholic military brat in the small-town Bible-Belt South, and they bonded. Wise ass and smart aleck, loudmouths both, they shared an ebullient sense of humor and romanticism, were mesmerized by the highbrow and reveled in the low, and would sacrifice entire evenings and afternoons to endless conversation. As young teachers in the Beaufort area and later in Atlanta, they were activists in the civil rights struggle and against institutional racism and bigotry. Bernie knew intimately the private family story of the Conroys and his friend’s difficult relationship with his Marine Corps colonel father that Pat would draw on repeatedly in his fiction. A love letter and homage, and a way to share the Pat he knew, this book collects Bernie’s cherished memories about the gregarious, welcoming, larger-than-life man who remained his best friend, even during the years they didn’t speak. It offers a trove of insights and anecdotes that will be treasured by Pat Conroy’s many devoted fans.

Conversations with the Conroys

Conversations with the Conroys
Author: Walter Edgar
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN: 1611176328
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with the Conroys Book Excerpt:

“Portrays a deeply troubled family struggling to survive amidst terrifying abuse . . . a page-turner, as engrossing as any of Conroy’s novels.” —Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr., University of South Carolina A New York Times–bestselling author of eleven novels and memoirs, Pat Conroy is one of America’s most beloved storytellers and a writer as synonymous with the South Carolina lowcountry as pluff mud or the Palmetto tree. As Conroy’s writings have been rooted in autobiography more often than not, his readers have come to know and appreciate much about the once-secret dark familial history that has shaped Conroy’s life and work. Conversations with the Conroys opens further the discussion of the Conroy family through five revealing interviews conducted in 2014 with Pat Conroy and four of his six siblings: brothers Mike, Jim, and Tim and sister Kathy. In confessional and often comic dialogs, the Conroys openly discuss the perils of being raised by their larger-than-life parents, USMC fighter pilot Col. Don Conroy (the Great Santini) and southern belle Peggy Conroy (née Peek); the complexities of having their history of abuse made public by Pat’s books; the tragic death of their youngest brother, Tom; the chasm between them and their sister Carol Ann; and the healing, redemptive embrace they have come to find over time in one another. With good humor and often-striking candor, these interviews capture the Conroys as authentic and indeed proud South Carolinians, not always at ease with their place in literary lore, but nonetheless deeply supportive of Pat in his life and writing. “[A] small gem of a book . . . For fans of Conroy’s books, this is a must-read.” —Publishers Weekly

Tim O Brien

Tim O Brien
Author: Tobey C Herzog
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2018-04-09
ISBN: 1351375032
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tim O Brien Book Excerpt:

This collection of seven essays, like the carefully linked collection of vignettes within Tim O’Brien’s most popular book The Things They Carried, contains multiple critical and biographical angles with recurring threads of life events, themes, characters, creative techniques, and references to all of O’Brien’s books. Grounded in through research, Herzog’s work illustrates how O’Brien merges his life experiences with his creative production; he rarely misses an opportunity to introduce these critical life events into his writing.

Why We Write About Ourselves

Why We Write About Ourselves
Author: Meredith Maran
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN: 0698185323
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Write About Ourselves Book Excerpt:

In the voices of twenty landmark memoirists—including New York Times bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed, Sue Monk Kidd, and Pat Conroy—a definitive text on the craft of autobiographical writing, indispensable for amateur and professional writers alike. For readers of Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir and Judith Barrington’s Writing the Memoir, this follow-up to editor Meredith Maran’s acclaimed writers’ handbook, Why We Write, offers inspiration, encouragement, and pithy, practical advice for bloggers, journal-keepers, aspiring essayists, and memoirists. Curated and edited by Maran, herself an acclaimed author and book critic, these memoirists share the lessons they’ve learned through years of honing their craft. They reveal what drives them to tell their personal stories and examine the nuts and bolts of how they do it. Speaking frankly about issues ranging from turning oneself into an authentic, compelling character to exposing hard truths, these outstanding authors disclose what keeps them going, what gets in their way, and what they love most—and least—about writing about themselves. “It's possible that Why We Write About Ourselves is the first compilation of memoirists at the top of their game seriously and thoughtfully considering the genre.” – LA Times

The Books That Mattered

The Books That Mattered
Author: Frye Gaillard
Publsiher: NewSouth Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN: 1603061975
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Books That Mattered Book Excerpt:

Frye Gaillard’s first encounters with books were disappointing. As a child he never cared much for fairy tales – “stories of cannibalism and mayhem in which giants and witches, tigers and wolves did their best to eat small children.” But at the age of nine, he discovered Johnny Tremain, a children’s novel of the Revolutionary War, which began a lifetime love affair with books, recounted here as a reader’s tribute to the writings that enriched and altered his life. In a series of carefully crafted, often deeply personal essays, Gaillard blends memoir, history and critical analysis to explore the works of Harper Lee, Anne Frank, James Baldwin, Robert Penn Warren, John Steinbeck, and many others. As this heartfelt reminiscence makes clear, the books that chose Frye Gaillard shaped him like an extended family. Reading The Books that Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir will make you study your own shelves to find clues into your own literary heart.

The Complete Works Volume V

The Complete Works  Volume V
Author: Domenico Scarlatti
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1996-02-01
ISBN: 9781457486708
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works Volume V Book Excerpt:

10 Suites (Longo 201-250)

Looking for the Maneki Neko Love Hotel

Looking for the Maneki Neko Love Hotel
Author: Christine Kriha Kastner
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2014-08-06
ISBN: 1496927745
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking for the Maneki Neko Love Hotel Book Excerpt:

Japan has long been known as the Land of the Rising Sun, but it is now better known as the Land of Cat-Cafes, Green-Tea Matcha Lattes, Love-Hotels and Orion Beer! Together, Don and Christine Kastner traveled to Japan to attend the 5th Uchinanchu Festival on the small Pacific island of Okinawa, where Chris once lived as a teenager in the 1960s with her U.S. Army father and family. The sound of choppers hovering overhead . . . takes me back to my childhood. I grew up hearing them in the background . . . or coming in for a landing. It was a comforting background sound—along with the roar of jets streaking through the skies. I was a military brat.

The Complete Works Volume IX In Eleven Volumes and Thematic Index

The Complete Works  Volume IX  In Eleven Volumes and Thematic Index
Author: Domenico Scarlatti
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1996-02-01
ISBN: 9781457486746
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works Volume IX In Eleven Volumes and Thematic Index Book Excerpt:

Expertly arranged Piano music by Domenico Scarlatti from the Kalmus Edition series. This volume includes 10 suites (Longo 401-450) from the Baroque era.

The Complete Works Volume I

The Complete Works  Volume I
Author: Domenico Scarlatti
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1996-02-01
ISBN: 9781457486661
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works Volume I Book Excerpt:

Complete Works of Scarlatti, American Edition, edited by Allessandro Longo. 10 Suites (Longo 1-50)

The Complete Works Volume XI

The Complete Works  Volume XI
Author: Domenico Scarlatti
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1996-02-01
ISBN: 9781457486760
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works Volume XI Book Excerpt:

Complete Harpsichord Works

The Complete Works Volume II

The Complete Works  Volume II
Author: Domenico Scarlatti
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1996-02-01
ISBN: 9781457486678
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works Volume II Book Excerpt:

10 Suites (Longo 51-100)

The Complete Works Volume X

The Complete Works  Volume X
Author: Domenico Scarlatti
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1996-02-01
ISBN: 9781457486753
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works Volume X Book Excerpt:

10 Suites (Longo 451-500)

The Complete Works Volume VII In Eleven Volumes and Thematic Index

The Complete Works  Volume VII  In Eleven Volumes and Thematic Index
Author: Domenico Scarlatti
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1996-02-01
ISBN: 9781457486722
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works Volume VII In Eleven Volumes and Thematic Index Book Excerpt:

10 Suites (Longo 301-350)

The Complete Works Volume III

The Complete Works  Volume III
Author: Domenico Scarlatti
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1996-02-01
ISBN: 9781457486685
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works Volume III Book Excerpt:

Expertly arranged Piano music by Domenico Scarlatti from the Kalmus Edition series. This volume includes 10 suites (Longo 101-150) from the Baroque era.

The Complete Works Volume VI

The Complete Works  Volume VI
Author: Domenico Scarlatti
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1996-02-01
ISBN: 9781457486715
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works Volume VI Book Excerpt:

10 Suites (Longo 251-300)

The Complete Works Volume VIII In Eleven Volumes and Thematic Index

The Complete Works  Volume VIII  In Eleven Volumes and Thematic Index
Author: Domenico Scarlatti
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1996-02-01
ISBN: 9781457486739
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works Volume VIII In Eleven Volumes and Thematic Index Book Excerpt:

Expertly arranged Piano music by Domenico Scarlatti from the Kalmus Edition series. This volume includes 10 suites (Longo 351-400) from the Baroque era.