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Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy

edited by Nicole Seitz and Jonathan Haupt ; foreword by Barbra Streisand ; afterword by Cassandra King Conroy
Format
Book
Published
Athens : The University of Georgia, [2018]
Language
English
ISBN
9780820354484, 0820354481, 9780820354491
Summary
"Writer Pat Conroy passed away in 2016 at age 70. He was the author of The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, and Beach Music, among other works. Several of his books have been made into movies starring actors including Robert Duvall, Barbra Streisand, and Jon Voight. This book collects in one volume seventy entries from people who all knew a different facet of Pat Conroy: writers, poets, editors, musicians, friends, classmates. Contributors include Rick Bragg, Kathleen Parker, Nikky Finney, Mary Alice Monroe, Dori Sanders, Ron Rash, Janis Ian, Tony Grooms, Patti Callahan Henry, Connie May Fowler, Sandra Brown, Jonathan Carroll, Jonathan Galassi, Nathalie Dupree, and Wendell Minor, as well as several members of the Conroy family. Additionally, the book includes a gallery of photos of Conroy, many never seen by the public before"--
Contents
  • Introduction / Jonathan Haupt
  • I. Headwaters: the early years as student and teacher. A Boy, a girl, and a train / Alexia Jones Helsley
  • Best all around / Stephanie Austin Edwards
  • Pat Conroy's first novelist and final homecoming / David Lauderdale
  • The Brutal truth of it, liberated at last / Bernie Schein
  • Wearing the ring / Scott Graber
  • One cadet's lamentations / John Warley
  • Golden / Valerie Sayers
  • Pat Conroy, my teacher and my friend / Sallie Ann Robinson
  • When Pat Conroy slept on our sofa
  • Dottie Ashley
  • My private Conroy / Josephine Humphreys
  • My painting life with Pat Conroy / Wendell Minor
  • Being Ben Meecham, loving Pat Conroy / Michael O'Keefe
  • II. Flow and floodplains: becoming the best-selling author. A few corrections: some edited memories of Pat / Jonathan Galassi
  • The eternal protagonist / Terry Kay
  • Raised by a son of Santini / Melissa Conroy
  • The endurance of love / Maggie Schein
  • Old men and young bucks / Steve Oney
  • In walked Conrack / Nikky Finney
  • In the dom rep with Conrack / Cliff Graubart
  • Conroy redux / Anne Rivers Siddons
  • A recipe for tall tales / Nathalie Dupree
  • An angel to watch over me / Cynthia Graubart
  • Pointing at Pat Conroy's house / William Walsh
  • What I miss most / Jonathan Carroll
  • When Pat Conroy came to stay / Ryder Carroll
  • Doing what it takes to keep this dying friendship alive / Mark Childress
  • The relationship we never had / Janis Ian
  • My hero / Kathy L. Murphy
  • Goodnight, sweet prince / Alex Sanders
  • Sea island magic / Lawrence S. Rowland
  • A rare kind of generosity / Ashley Warlick
  • The great yes / Tim Conroy
  • The great Conroy: an homage to a southern literary giant and a prince of a guy / Rick Bragg
  • Pat's choice / Connie May Fowler
  • To catch a thief / William A. Balk Jr.
  • An invitation into his world / Judy Goldman
  • Santini's son was more heroic than tragic / Andy Marlette
  • Pat Conroy and telephone noir / Teresa Miller
  • Farewell to Pat Conroy, whose words made him the sexiest man alive / Kathleen Parker.
  • II. Tributaries and delta: sustained and sustaining friendships, lasting legacies. Pat Conroy's not-so-secret love affair / Walter Edgar
  • A lowcountry love / Mary Alice Monroe
  • One day's lesson / John Connor Cleveland
  • Knowing Pat through Jack / Jonathan Sanchez
  • Free uncontinental breakfast / George Singleton
  • To know the author and the man / Sandra Brown
  • A name to remember / Nicole Seitz
  • He was mine, he was all of ours / Sean A. Scapellato
  • The ring of friendship / Lynn Seldon
  • Pat's gift / Michael Morris
  • Somebody else's luck / Katherine Clark
  • A scene with Pat Conroy / Sonny Brewer
  • That's so Conroy / Margaret Evans
  • Missing Conroy / Ron Rash
  • Remembering the storyteller / Teresa K. Weaver
  • Coinblaze and starwater in the letters of Pat Conroy / Catherine Seltzer
  • A circle lit in holy light / Bren McClain
  • Great love and a poet's heart / Marjory Wentworth
  • Sublimely Conroy / Patti Callahan Henry
  • Catering the funeral of Beaufort's favorite eulogist / Debbi Covington
  • Riding the literary thermals with Pat Conroy / John Lane
  • The world is wider than the water it holds / Anthony Grooms
  • On the wings of the incoming tide / Ellen Malphrus
  • The extended hand / Mark Powell
  • He kept his word for the sake of ours / Mary Hood
  • Afterword: shared blessings, shared sorrows / Cassandra King Conroy.
Description
xiv, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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