Rest In Peace Pat Conroy

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The world of letters, of books, of reading, and of writing lost another important figure on Friday 3/4/16. Best known for his books The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, Conroy was a major figure in American literature. Conroy lived in South Carolina, and his books frequently featured a southern setting, but they often dealt with universal themes: family and its difficulties and conflicts, war, oppression, exploitation, love, and violence.

His works also include: The Lords of Discipline, Beach Music, My Reading Life, and South of Broad. Several of his writing were made into successful movies.

Conroy said, “Writing is more about imagination than anything else. I fell in love with words. I fell in love with storytelling.”

Rest In Peace Pat Conroy

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16 thoughts on “Rest In Peace Pat Conroy

  1. Nice. I’d quibble with just one word: “but,” in “his books frequently featured a southern setting, but they often dealt with universal themes . . .” This is a particular peeve of mine, the common notion that fiction rooted in a particular place is necessarily less than universal. Let’s make it “and” instead.

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