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Reynolds Price (1933–2011)

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Reynolds Price (February 1, 1933 - January 20, 2011), born Edward Reynolds Price in Macon, North Carolina, was an American poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist and James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University. After graduating from Duke University in 1955, he won a Rhodes scholarship to visa mer study at Oxford University. Despite being living as a paraplegic after receiving radiation treatment for a spinal tumor since the mid-1980s, he produced approximately one book a year. His first novel, A Long and Happy Life (1962) won the William Faulkner Award. His other works include The Names and Faces of Heroes, Clear Pictures: First Loves, First Guides, A Whole New Life, and The Good Priest's Son. Kate Vaiden won the National Books Critics Circle Award. His plays have been produced on stage and on PBS's American Playhouse. He died due to complications of a heart attack on January 20, 2011 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) Reynolds Price, the author of numerous volumes of fiction, poetry, memoir, plays, essays, & translation, has won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the William Faulkner Award, & the Levinson, Blumenthal, & Tietjans poetry awards. A member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters & a regular commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered", he lives in Durham, North Carolina. (Publisher Provided) visa färre

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Verk av Reynolds Price

Kate Vaiden (1986) 483 exemplar
Three Gospels (1996) 352 exemplar
Roxanna Slade (1998) 293 exemplar
A Long and Happy Life (1961) 275 exemplar
The Promise of Rest (1996) 263 exemplar
The Surface of Earth (1975) 153 exemplar
Tongues of Angels (1990) 139 exemplar
Good Hearts (1988) 130 exemplar
Blue Calhoun (1992) 115 exemplar
The Source of Light (1981) 113 exemplar
The Good Priest's Son: A Novel (2005) 99 exemplar
Noble Norfleet: A Novel (2002) — Författare — 79 exemplar
The Collected Poems (1997) 59 exemplar
The Foreseeable Future (1991) 55 exemplar
A Perfect Friend (2000) 49 exemplar
A Generous Man (1966) 47 exemplar
Love and Work (1777) 38 exemplar
The Names and Faces of Heroes (1963) 36 exemplar
Permanent Errors (1970) — Författare — 26 exemplar
The Use of Fire (1990) 25 exemplar
The Laws of Ice (1986) 13 exemplar
New Music: A Trilogy (1990) 12 exemplar
Full Moon and Other Plays (1993) 11 exemplar
Vital Provisions (1982) 10 exemplar
August Snow (1991) 7 exemplar
Duke (1998) 5 exemplar
Early Dark (1977) 5 exemplar
Back Before Day (1989) 4 exemplar
Home Made (1990) 4 exemplar
Private Contentment (1984) 4 exemplar
Torso of an archaic Apollo (1969) 2 exemplar
Ein ganzer Mann (1992) 1 exemplar
Night dance 1 exemplar
Faggots 1 exemplar
House Snake (1986) 1 exemplar
The Annual Heron 1 exemplar
Una lunga vita felice (2019) 1 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Price, Reynolds
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Price, Edward Reynolds
Macon, North Carolina, USA
Durham, North Carolina, USA
complications from a heart attack
Macon, North Carolina, USA (birth)
Duke University (B.A.|1955)
Oxford University (Merton College ∙ B.Litt ∙ |1958|British Literature ∙ Creative Writing)
short-story writer
translator (visa alla 7)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1988)
Fellowship of Southern Writers (charter member)
Duke University
Priser och utmärkelser
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (Literature, 1971)
William Faulkner Award for notable first novel for A Long and Happy Life (1962)
National Book Critics Circle Award
Rhodes Scholar
University Medal for Distinguished Meritorious Service (1987)
Kort biografi

Reynolds Price was born in Macon, North Carolina in 1933. Educated in the public schools of his native state, he earned an A.B. summa cum laude from Duke University; and in 1955 he traveled as a Rhodes Scholar to Merton College, Oxford University to study English literature. He returned to Duke where he taught for over fifty years. He was James B. Duke Professor of English, and published more than thirty books. He also pursued a life-long interest in ancient languages and Biblical scholarship. He was invited to the White House during President Clinton's first term, and wrote lyrics for two songs by James Taylor. A paraplegic since treatment for a spinal tumor in 1984, he died on January 20, 2011, from an apparent heart attack.



Brillian fictional memoir of a girl who is lost, impregnated and makes very tough decision to leave her family, here loves, and her baby. The author really gets into the protagonist's head and her experience of her culture.
brianstagner | 12 andra recensioner | Nov 9, 2023 |
Good story of a young woman.
kslade | 5 andra recensioner | Nov 29, 2022 |
too much about memories?when under 5.
mahallett | 2 andra recensioner | Mar 21, 2021 |
There is much to be learned from Reynolds Price’s short volume, Letter to a Man in the Fire: Does God Exist and Does He Care? Not only readers, but also authors and editors should—like the peppered imperative of a Charles Stanley sermon—“Listen!”

From the dust jacket blurb:
In April 1997 Reynolds Price received an eloquent letter from a reader of his cancer memoir A Whole New Life. The correspondent, a young medical student diagnosed with cancer himself and facing his own mortality, asked the difficult questions above [the book’s subtitle]. The two began a long-distance correspondence, culminating in Price’s thoughtful response, originally delivered as the Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture at Auburn Theological Seminary, and now expanded onto the printed page as Letter to a Man in the Fire.

Letter is permeated by a humility and reverence for its topic. There is no ne plus ultra, implicit or explicit, that is prevalent in much of today’s theological and religious writing (Brian McLaren’s audaciously titled A New Kind of Christianity comes to mind, which implies an exhaustive knowledge of 2000 years of Christian theology that is sorely lacking in his work). Price maintains “…you must know from the start that I have no further potent claim to make on your time or credulity. I’m no trained theologian, no regular churchgoer, no mathematical cosmologist, no theoretical physicist, and no statistician with an eye for your chances or anyone else’s” (24). Later, he asserts “Even a fool as hardened as I won’t hope to urge a substantial revision at this late date in our Western sense of the nature and purposes of God, especially the God who is both our omnipotent Creator and the mute witness of so much agony in humankind and among our fellow creatures” (76). He even admits, “If you think I’m mumbling in soft-brained error, I might not deny you” (86).

Popular and “public” theologians: “Listen!”

Price’s deep-rooted prose acknowledges and respects the work of those who preceded him. There are (meaningful) references to other poets, musicians, and authors, ranging across millennia from Auden to Bach to Tertullian. He frames his views in a wider context grounded in years of diligent scholarship, and disdains those who fail to give the same respect to their topic (witness his view of the “immensely self-assured, sometimes piercing, and often baldly unsubstantiated books and television appearances of [the Jesus Seminar’s] John Dominic Crossan” (95)). This critique could be equally applied to books like Reza Aslan’s Zealot or the vacuous, twitterized cotton candy of Rob Bell’s What Is the Bible? But I digress.

Writers of history, or any topic that exists in a historical continuum: “Listen!”

Like a Pauline epistle, Price has managed to pack a lot of thought into a short letter (a letter is in fact what this book is: it begins with the salutation “Dear Jim”, and concludes with the valediction, “All hope from Reynolds”). Despite the nonacademic form, there is a very helpful “Further Reading, Listening, and Looking” section which, unlike a standard bibliography, provides an often detailed assessment on resources in other religions (Hinduism’s Bhagavad Gita), as well as poetry (Milton’s Paradise Lost), fiction (Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot), history (Meier’s A Marginal Jew), and the author’s own work (A Palpable God), among many others. This section adds another 25% to the book’s pagination, which testifies to both the foregoing letter’s brevity and the scope and helpfulness of the concluding guidance. It is this sort of afterword that correctly blurs the lines between popular and academic titles; there is no reason why popular works cannot be supported and referenced in an academic (or quasi-academic) manner. Poor examples of this sort include Aslan’s Zealot, whose “Notes” section is willfully obfuscatory and bastardizes the usage of the term, and Bell’s Bible, which devotes an entire “Part” (“Part 5”) to “Endnotes”, which itself has (many) sections, including one for thank-yous and another titled “Books About the Bible That Will Blow Your Mind.” It’s a complete, unorganized mess.

Authors and editors and publishers: “Listen!”

Finally, we must address the two questions asked in the book’s subtitle: does God exist and does He care? Price is unambiguous on both. Ultimately he states that “I know I believe that God loves his creation” (84), which asserts not only the existence of God but His care as well. But don’t trust me; just read the letter. It is time well spent.
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RAD66 | 2 andra recensioner | Nov 12, 2020 |



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