Stop-Time

"Stop-Time", published in 1967, is a memoir by American author Frank Conroy, and tells the story of his poor childhood and early adulthood, growing up in New York City and Florida. Focusing on a series of moments from his life, the book combines traditional fictional devices such as scenes while also delving deeply into the author's psyche. The book established Conroy's reputation as a writer. Many younger writers have cited "Stop-Time" as an important influence on their writing careers.cite web|url=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4579695|title=Author Frank Conroy Dies|publisher=npr.org|date=2005-04-06|author=Melissa Block|accessdate=2006-11-22] He published his second book, "Midair," 18 years later. In his review, Norman Mailer wrote, "Stop-Time is unique, an autobiography with the intimate unprotected candor of a novel. What makes it special, however, is the style, dry as an etching, sparse, elegant, modest, cheerful. Conroy has that subtle sense of the proportion of things which one usually finds only in established writers just after the mellowing of their career." [cite web | title = Stop-Time: A Memoir | publisher = Powell's Books |url=http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-0140044469-0|accessdate=2008-04-20]

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  • stop-time — [stäp′tīm΄] n. Jazz a technique or effect in which the rhythm section stops playing for one or more beats each measure, usually for a chorus, while a soloist continues to play * * * …   Universalium

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  • Stop-time — In music, stop time is, according to Samuel A. Floyd Jr., a musical device in which the forward flow of the music stops, or seems to stop, suspended in a rhythmic unison, while in some cases an improvising instrumentalist or singer continues solo …   Wikipedia

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  • stop time — n. (in jazz) a rhythmic device whereby a chord or accent is played only on the first beat of every bar or every other bar, typically accompanying a solo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stop-Time-Technik —   [englisch, stɔptaɪm ], Arrangementseffekt im New Orleans Jazz und Chicago Stil, bei dem die Rhythmusgruppe den fortlaufenden Beat unterbricht und gemeinsam mit den Melodieinstrumenten nur akzentuierte Akkordschläge (meist auf die erste,… …   Universal-Lexikon

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