|Title:||Dear Heart by James L. Townsend|
|Quantity:||0.05 Linear feet (3 items; housed with minor collections MS 2293- MS 2418)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a 4 page typed manuscript foreword (and Xerox copy) by Pat Conroy to the book "Dear Heart" by James L. Townsend, published in 1980. Collection also includes a copy of the book "Dear Heart."|
Mr. Townsend founded Atlanta magazine in 1961. He also founded city magazines in New Orleans and Cincinnati and was consulted on at least 30 others, leading Time magazine to label him ''the father of city magazines in America.'' Mr. Townsend, who grew up in Lanett, Ala., and moved to Atlanta when he was 16, also edited and published the now-defunct Georgia magazine. At the time of his death, he was associate editor of The Atlanta Journal and Constitution's Sunday magazine. In an early column reprinted in The Atlanta Journal and Constitution yesterday, Mr. Townsend described himself as ''an old con who has heard just about every story a man ever believed, and had believed every one of them himself.'' New York Times Obituary Column, April 7, 1981 http://www.nytimes.com (Retrieved May 18, 2009)
Contemporary southern author Pat Conroy has written a number of highly popular books, including The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, and Beach Music. Conroy also has achieved considerable success as a screenwriter. He is the author or coauthor of several Hollywood and television scripts, most notably the film adaptations of his own novels, the Prince of Tides and Beach Music. Beginning with the publication of The Water Is Wide in 1972, Conroy produced a succession of critically acclaimed works, many of which have been adapted into popular and commercially successful motion pictures. In 1999 Conroy was presented with the inaugural Stanley W. Lindberg Award (named for Georgia Review editor Stanley Lindberg) for significant contributions to the literary heritage of Georgia. He was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2005. These literary and film successes, however, have not always been accompanied by personal happiness. His life has been marked by conflicts with his parents and siblings, as well as by two divorces. Pat Conroy (b. 1945) - New Georgia Encyclopedia http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved March 10, 2009)
For more information, see the article "Pat Conroy (b. 1945)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Published editon of Dear Heart available in the University of Georgia Main Library.
Dear Heart by James L. Townsend, MS 2293. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.