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Author photo. Reynolds Price, an English professor at Duke University and author of more than 30 books, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award and other honors

Reynolds Price, an English professor at Duke University and author of more than 30 books, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award and other honors

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 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)
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Kate Vaiden 457 copies, 12 reviews
Three Gospels 323 copies, 1 review
Roxanna Slade 282 copies, 5 reviews
A Long and Happy Life 265 copies, 3 reviews
The Promise of Rest 244 copies, 1 review
The Surface of Earth 143 copies, 1 review
Tongues of Angels 136 copies, 4 reviews
Good Hearts 125 copies
Blue Calhoun 111 copies, 1 review
The Source of Light 106 copies, 1 review
The Good Priest's Son: A Novel 92 copies, 5 reviews
Noble Norfleet: A Novel (Author) 75 copies
The Collected Poems 54 copies, 1 review
A Perfect Friend 47 copies, 1 review
A Generous Man 46 copies
Love and Work 35 copies
Permanent Errors (Author) 27 copies
The Use of Fire 21 copies
The Laws of Ice 12 copies
August Snow 6 copies
Early Dark 5 copies
Duke 4 copies
Home Made 4 copies
Midstream 1 copy
Faggots 1 copy
Immediate Family (Afterword) 336 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Essays 2001 (Contributor) 228 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (Contributor) 207 copies, 3 reviews
Modern American Memoirs (Contributor) 180 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Poetry 1996 (Contributor) 160 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 1998 (Contributor) 157 copies
The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 (Contributor) 98 copies, 1 review
Out on the Porch (Introduction) 85 copies
Bear Pond (Contributor) 59 copies
Southern Dogs and Their People (Contributor) 36 copies
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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.
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