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Conroy, Frank 1936-2005

Works: 47 works in 162 publications in 7 languages and 8,539 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Musical fiction  Biography  Documentary films  History  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Nonfiction films  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PS3553.O5196, 813.54
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Publications about Frank Conroy
Publications by Frank Conroy
Publications by Frank Conroy, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Frank Conroy
Body & soul by Frank Conroy( Book )
43 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,798 libraries worldwide
As A Boy, Claude Rawlings looks up through the grated window of his basement apartment to watch the world go by. Poor, lonely, supported by a taxi-driver mother whose eccentricities spin more and more out of control, he faces the terrible task of growing up on the margins of life, destined to be a spectator of that great world always hurrying out of reach. But there is an out-of-tune piano in the small apartment, and in unlocking the secrets of its keys, as if by magic, Claude discovers himself. He is a musical prodigy. Body & Soul is the story of a young man whose life is transformed by a gift. The gift is not without price - the work is relentless, the teachers exacting - but the reward is a journey that takes him to the drawing rooms of the rich and powerful, private schools, a gilt-edged marriage, and Carnegie Hall. Claude moves through this life as if he were playing a difficult composition, swept up in its drama and tension, surprised by its grace notes. Music, here, becomes a character in its own right, equaled in strength only by the music of Frank Conroy's own unmistakable and true voice. Bristling with character and invention, Body & Soul is Dickensian in its range and richness. This is a novel with all the emotional appeal and moral gravity of a classic bildungsroman, but with a tone as contemporary as a jazz riff - an unforgettable achievement by one of the great writers of our time
Midair by Frank Conroy( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Stone Reader ( visu )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
In 1972, Mark Moskowitz, then 18, read John Seelye's review of The Stones of Summer in The New York Times Book Review and immediately bought a copy. He bogged down less than a hundred pages in and gave up, finally giving the yellowed paperback another pass in 1998. On that reading, the book struck a chord, and he saw why it was so rapturously received. Looking for more, Moskowitz did a search for Mossman works produced between 1972 and 1998--and found nothing. So he set out to find Mossman, pursuing countless dead ends, talking to critics, agents, book designers, and editors, none of whom had answers. A commercial producer by trade, Moskowitz grabbed a 16-mm camera to capture his hunt for posterity, and at its best, this documentary hints at the powerful author/audience bond that can transcend race, class, region, and time itself
The Iowa award : the best stories from twenty years ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
The Iowa Award was established in 1969 to provide a forum for the publication of a uniquely American literary form
The eleventh draft : craft and the writing life from the Iowa Writers' Workshop ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Dogs bark, but the caravan rolls on : observations then and now by Frank Conroy( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
ConroyUs commentaries on life, music, and writing have appeared regularly in the "New York Times Magazine, Esquire, " and more. "Dogs Bark" collects these pieces into an autobiography in journalistic snapshots. They evoke ConroyUs southern childhood, his teen years in New York, and his experiences as a teacher and director
Time and tide : a walk through Nantucket by Frank Conroy( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
"Frank Conroy first visited Nantucket with a gang of college friends in 1955. They came on a whim, and for Conroy it was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with this "small, relaxed oasis in the ocean." This book, part travel diary, part memoir, is a hauntingly evocative and personal journey through Nantucket: its sweeping dunes, rugged moors, remote beaches, secret fishing spots, and hidden forests and cranberry bogs."
The Iowa Award : the best stories, 1991-2000 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Time and tide : [a walk through Nantucket] by Frank Conroy( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
The author recounts his life's intersection with the island of Nantucket. It takes him years to explore the various facets of the island--the wind-swept dunes, rugged moors, remote beaches, hidden forests, and flooded cranberry bogs
Stop-time by Frank Conroy( Book )
22 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 85 libraries worldwide
"'Stop-Time' is a memoir of boyhood and adolescence unlike any other. Beginning with a lesson in brutality at a progressive boarding school, it moves to a self-help settlement in Florida, to a Connecticut mental home (where Conroy's mother and stepfather are wardens), and to New York City (where Conroy survives by his wits in school, at jobs, and even more dangerously at home). Then, after his mother leaves for Europe ... Conroy runs away, embarking on new, and even stranger adventures."
Game day USA : NCAA college football ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Body and soul by Frank Conroy( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Claude Rawlings, a poverty-stricken young man, feels stymied by life, until he finds an old piano and embarks on a musical odyssey that takes him into a world of wealth, power, and fame
Richard Yates, an American writer : tributes in memoriam ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Le cas mystérieux de R. et autres nouvelles by Frank Conroy( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in French and English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Alle Zeit der Welt Roman by Frank Conroy( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Salvation Art by Frank Conroy( Article )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
[Reading by Frank Conroy( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Westpac : a full account ( visu )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Examines financial losses and falling share prices of Westpac Banking Corporation, and looks at the bank's undue reliance on the property market and the various speculative ventures of their finance company AGC (Australian Guarantee Corporation). Includes interviews with Frank Conroy, and various people who had taken loans with AGC and Westpac. The program also surveys alleged mismanagement by Westpac and unethical business practices
Jayne Anne Phillips Papers by Jayne Anne Phillips( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The papers of American writer and educator Jayne Anne Phillips include drafts, correspondence, research, photographs, publishing material, and press material relating to her novels, short stories, and poems. Personal correspondence, family papers, family photographs, teaching material, and other personal and career related materials are also present, as are manuscripts by poets and writers Linda Bohe, Frank Conroy, Richard Currey, E.L. Doctorow, Nadine Gordimer, Annabel Levitt, and Irene McKinney, among others
The Iowa Writers' Workshop 75th anniversary reunion, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, June 9-12, 2011 by Iowa Writers' Workshop( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Video of the conference in held in Iowa City to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Iowa Writers' Workshop
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Alternative Names
Frank Conroy Amerikaans romanschrijver (1936-2005)
Frank Conroy amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Фрэнк Конрой
פרנק קונרוי
コンロイ, フランク
English (120)
French (12)
German (5)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Dutch (2)
Portuguese (1)
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