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The Resource Understanding Pat Conroy, Catherine Seltzer

Understanding Pat Conroy, Catherine Seltzer

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Understanding Pat Conroy
Title
Understanding Pat Conroy
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Seltzer
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Pat Conroy's work as a novelist and a memoirist has indelibly shaped the image of the American South in the cultural imagination. His writing has rendered the physical landscape of the South Carolina lowcountry familiar to legions of readers, and it 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, a narrative that, 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. The volume then moves on to explore 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 also explores the ways that Conroy delights in troubling the boundaries that circumscribe the literary establishment. Seltzer links Conroy's work to existing debates about the contemporary American canon, and, like Conroy's work itself, Understanding Pat Conroy will be of interest to his readers, students of American literature, and new and veteran South watchers"--
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Seltzer, Catherine
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3553.O5198
LC item number
Z86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Understanding contemporary American literature
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  • Conroy, Pat
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Conroy, Pat
Label
Understanding Pat Conroy, Catherine Seltzer
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1337/2923573/image/lgcover.9781611175165.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-134) 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
Understanding Pat Conroy -- The water is wide -- The great Santini -- The lords of discipline -- The prince of tides -- Beach music -- My losing season -- South of broad -- The death of Santini
Control code
ocn893455815
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
137 pages
Isbn
9781611175462
Lccn
2015010056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893455815
  • (Sirsi) a1985172
Label
Understanding Pat Conroy, Catherine Seltzer
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1337/2923573/image/lgcover.9781611175165.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-134) 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
Understanding Pat Conroy -- The water is wide -- The great Santini -- The lords of discipline -- The prince of tides -- Beach music -- My losing season -- South of broad -- The death of Santini
Control code
ocn893455815
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
137 pages
Isbn
9781611175462
Lccn
2015010056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893455815
  • (Sirsi) a1985172

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