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Pat Conroy: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers)-Landon C. Burns

  • Title: Pat Conroy: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers)
  • Author: Landon C. Burns
  • Released: 1996-05-30
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  • Pages: 216
  • ISBN: 0313294194
  • ISBN13: 978-0313294198
  • ASIN: 0313294194

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From School Library Journal Grade 10 Up?Biographical information and critical analysis of this best-selling author are painstakingly presented. Conroy's dysfunctional family is well described in the first chapter. His authoritarian, career-military father's physical and mental abuse had a profound effect on him and ultimately became the model for the character of Bill Meecham in The Great Santini. His coming-of-age themes and how his novels fit into the "Southern genre" are extensively discussed in the critical analysis of his work. Plot, character development, and writing style are also examined. Burns has done a fine job of delving into the writer's life and works. Although the reading is tedious at times, this is a much-needed resource. Several single works on Conroy exist as well as numerous periodical citations, but none are as inclusive as this book.?Judy R. Johnston, Auburn High School, WA
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review ?Biographical information and critical analysis of this best-selling author are painstakingly presented. Conroy's dysfunctional family is well described in the first chapter...His coming-of-age themes and how his novels fit into the "Southern genre" are extensively discussed in the critical analysis of his work...Burns has done a fine job of delving into the writer's life and works...this is a much-needed resource.?-School Library Journal pdf
 
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