The Great Santini Ideas for Group Discussions
The Great Santini Literary Precedents
The Great Santini Adaptations
The Great Santini Bibliography
Burkholder, Robert E. “The Uses of Myth in Pat Conroy’s The Great Santini.” Critique 21, no. 1 (1979): 31-37. This analysis of The Great Santini discusses the ways in which Conroy’s treatment of the father/son relationship fits into the traditional Oedipal construct. Also examines the various mythologies that drive the characters and the resulting effects on their actions.
Burns, Landon C. Pat Conroy: A Critical Companion. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996. One of the few book-length studies of Conroy’s work. Particularly useful in its examination of The Great Santini and another Conroy novel, The Prince of Tides....
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