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Frank Conroy

Frank Conroy was born in 1936 and graduated from Haverford College in 1958. He is currently teaching at the University of Iowa, where he is director of the prestigious Writeer’s Workshop. Conroy has written an autobiography Stop-Time, published in 1967, and his collection of stories, Midair, was published in 1985. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, GQ, Harper’s Magazine, and Partisan Review. He divides his time between Iowa City and Nantucket.

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Body and Soul
Written by Frank Conroy
Delta | Trade Paperback | June 1998
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-31986-7 (0-385-31986-X)

In the dim light of a basement apartment, six-year-old Claude Rawlings sits at an old white piano, picking out the sounds he has heard on the radio and shutting out the reality of his lonely world.

The setting is 1940s New York, a city that is "long gone, replaced by another city... Read more






Stop-Time
Written by Frank Conroy
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | February 1977
$15.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-004446-1 (0-14-004446-9)

First published in 1967, Stop-Time was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of modern American autobiography, a brilliant portrayal of one boy's passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. Here is Frank Conroy's wry, sad, beautiful tale of life on the road; of odd jobs and lost friendships, brutal schools and first... Read more






Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl
Written by Marguerite Sechehaye, Foreword by Frank Conroy
Plume | Trade Paperback | November 1994
$15.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-452-01133-5 (0-452-01133-7)

This is the astonishing memoir of a young woman called only “Renee,” whose descent into schizophrenia began at the age of five. Written with a diamond-sharp precision that lends it an eerie power, it tells the story of Renee’s long sojourn in what she calls “The Land of Enlightenment" or “The... Read more






The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Written by Mark Twain, Introduction by Frank Conroy
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | March 2001
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75681-8 (0-375-75681-7)

Introduction by Frank Conroy
Commentary by William Dean Howells, Athenaeum, The Illustrated London News, and Hartford Christian Secretary
 
This irresistible tale of the adventures of two friends growing up in frontier America is one of Mark Twain’s most popular novels. The farcical, colorful, and poignant escapades of Tom and his... Read more





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