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The Resource Pat Conroy : a critical companion, Landon C. Burns

Pat Conroy : a critical companion, Landon C. Burns

Label
Pat Conroy : a critical companion
Title
Pat Conroy
Title remainder
a critical companion
Statement of responsibility
Landon C. Burns
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • No one who has read Pat Conroy's novels of family wounds and healing can fail to be moved by their emotional appeal. But Conroy is also a major contemporary American novelist who follows in the tradition of Southern fiction established by William Faulkner and Thomas Wolfe. This companion is the first book-length study of his work. It explores the recurring motifs in his fiction and his special writing talents as a prose stylist of uncommon distinction. A separate chapter
  • For The Boo and The Water Is Wide and each novel - The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, and his most recent, Beach Music - provides a detailed analysis of the books and the common threads that unite all the novels. A biographical chapter draws connections between Conroy's life and the autobiographical nature of his fiction. A chapter on genre traces Conroy's roots in Southern fiction and shows how all the novels fall into the rite-of-passage
  • Genre. Each novel is analyzed for plot structure, characterization, thematic elements, and Conroy's increasingly elaborate style and development as a master of the art of the novel. In addition, Burns defines and applies a variety of alternative approaches to the novels to widen the reader's perspective. A complete bibliography of Conroy's fiction as well as selected reviews and criticism complete the work. Because of Pat Conroy's popularity among adults and teenagers,
  • This first critical work of a major contemporary American writer is a necessary purchase for public and secondary school libraries
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burns, Landon C
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3553.O5198
LC item number
Z59 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical companions to popular contemporary writers,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Conroy, Pat
Label
Pat Conroy : a critical companion, Landon C. Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (P. [185]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Foreword / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- 1. The Life of Pat Conroy -- 2. Genres -- 3. The Boo (1970) and The Water Is Wide (1972) -- 4. The Great Santini (1976) -- 5. The Lords of Discipline (1980) -- 6. The Prince of Tides (1986) -- 7. Beach Music (1995)
Control code
33407915
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 195 pages
Isbn
9780313294198
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95039495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Pat Conroy : a critical companion, Landon C. Burns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (P. [185]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Foreword / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- 1. The Life of Pat Conroy -- 2. Genres -- 3. The Boo (1970) and The Water Is Wide (1972) -- 4. The Great Santini (1976) -- 5. The Lords of Discipline (1980) -- 6. The Prince of Tides (1986) -- 7. Beach Music (1995)
Control code
33407915
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 195 pages
Isbn
9780313294198
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95039495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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