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Mr. Pat Conroy

26 Oct 1945 - 04 Mar 2016

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  • Name: Mr. Pat Conroy
  • Date of Birth: 26 Oct 1945
  • Passed Away On: 04 Mar 2016
  • Religion: christian
  • Location: Beaufort , South Carolina
  • Address: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States

Life Summary

"Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers, that the mind can never break off from the journey."

New York Times Bestselling Author, Pat Conroy died on March 4, 2016 at the age of 70 in Beaufort, South Carolina, United States. He was considered as one of the brightest spots in the 20th century American literature having an impressive collage of bestselling works.

Biography

Pat Conroy was born on October 26, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States to an American military family of Colonel Donald Conroy of United States Marine Corps. Being the eldest of seven offspring’s born to Colonel Donald Conroy, Pat Conroy had a much troubled childhood owing to his father’s obnoxious gestures towards them.

Having graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Pat Conroy would go on to teach English at Beaufort, South Carolina before embarking on a eventful expedition in the sphere of English Literature. It was only in 1976 when his first novel titled The Great Santini was published and subsequently paved the way for ushering in of an era of much celebrated English literature works viz. “The Water Is Wide”, “The Great Santini”, “The Lords of Discipline”, “The Prince of Tides”.


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Nikki Haley : "South Carolina lost a beloved son tonight. Pat Conroy will be missed. We can find comfort knowing his words and love for SC will live on."

"First, I fell in love with Pat Conroy's book, 'The Prince of Tides,' and then I fell in love with him. He was generous and kind, humble and loving...such a joy to work with. I was so honored that he entrusted his beautiful book to me. Pat's natural language was poetry...he wrote sentences that are like an incantation. He observed every nuance of human behavior and dug deep down to the truth...presenting it in all its glorious and stubborn complexity", said Barbra Streisand.

Mia Farrow : "Love had always issued out of the places that hurt the most.-Pat Conroy. RIP"

Ben Sherwood : "Here is all I ask of a book - give me everything. Everything, and don't leave out a single word." - Pat Conroy"

 

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