Stop-Time: A Memoir

Stop-Time: A Memoir

by Frank Conroy


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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 loves; of a father's early death and a son's exhilarating escape into manhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140044461
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/24/1977
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 410,879
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.71(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Frank Conroy was born in 1936 and graduated from Haverford College in 1958. He was director of the prestigious Writers' Workshop. Conroy wrote 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.

Table of Contents


1. Savages
2. Space and a Dead Mule
3. Going North
4. White Days and Red Nights
5. Hate, and a Kind of Music
6. Please Don't Take My Sunshine Away
7. Shit
8. A Yo-Yo Going Down, A Mad Squirrel Coming Up
9. Falling
10. The Coldness of Public Places
11. Blindman's Buff
12. Nights Away from Home
13. Death by Itself
14. License to Drive
15. Hanging On
16. Losing My Cherry
17. Going to Sea
18. Elsinore, 1953
19. The Lock on the Metro Door
20. Unambiguous Events


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