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Conroy, Frank 1936-2005

Works: 50 works in 171 publications in 7 languages and 9,419 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Musical fiction  Biography  Biographies  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Nonfiction films  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PS3553.O5196, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frank Conroy
Body & soul by Frank Conroy( Book )

47 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,761 WorldCat member 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 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stone Reader( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member 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 524 WorldCat member 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 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On writing short stories by Francine Prose( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Writing Short Stories is a unique collection of original essays by seven professional writers. It is the only text of its kind to offer writing advice from such authors, editors, and instructors as Francine Prose, Joyce Carol Oates, Frank Conroy, Andre Dubus, Robert Coles, Tom Bailey, and C. Michael Curtis, with a foreword by Tobias Wolff. These experts give voice - voices - to a dialogue about the art and craft of writing short stories." "Ideal for courses and workshops in creative writing, On Writing Short Stories also includes an engaging selection of eighteen short stories, both classic and contemporary, for discussion and analysis."--Jacket
The best American short stories, 1988( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basil from her garden / Donald Barthelme -- Gryphon / Charles Baxter -- Janus / Ann Beattie -- The convict / Janes Lee Burke -- Star food / Ethan Canin -- Gossip / Frank Conroy --Communist / Richard Ford -- Bad company / Tess Gallagher -- Today will be a quiet day / Amy Hempel -- Doe season / David Michael Kaplan -- Three thousand dollars / David Lipsky -- Sportsmen / Thomas McGuane -- All my relations / Christopher McIlroy -- Monsieur les deux chapeaux / Alice Munro
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 385 WorldCat member 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 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's a marvelous story of his first golf game, played on an ancient nine-hole course with two friends, a part-time sommelier and a builder from the South who invented the one-handed pepper mill." "This is a book that revels in friendship, music, history, and the gorgeous landscape of a unique American place, and is a wonderful work by one of our greatest contemporary writers."--Jacket
The Iowa Award : the best stories, 1991-2000( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and tide : [a walk through Nantucket] by Frank Conroy( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member 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 )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member 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 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and soul by Frank Conroy( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alle Zeit der Welt Roman by Frank Conroy( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Reading by Frank Conroy( Recording )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvation Art by Frank Conroy( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novels for students. presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied novels by Elizabeth Thomason( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each volume provides discussions of the literary and historical background of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes concise synopses of plot, characters and themes, a brief author biography, discussion of the story's cultural and historical significance, and excerpted criticism
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Alternative Names
Frank Conroy Amerikaans romanschrijver (1936-2005)

Frank Conroy amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Фрэнк Конрой

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MidairThe Iowa award : the best stories from twenty yearsThe eleventh draft : craft and the writing life from the Iowa Writers' WorkshopOn writing short storiesDogs bark, but the caravan rolls on : observations then and nowTime and tide : a walk through NantucketThe Iowa Award : the best stories, 1991-2000Time and tide : [a walk through Nantucket]Stop-time