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Clear Pictures: First Loves, First Guides

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Reynolds Price, novelist, poet, playwright and essayist, author of the bestseller andlt;Iandgt;Kate Vaidenandlt;/Iandgt; and the recent andlt;Iandgt;Roxanna Slade,andlt;/Iandgt; is one of the most accomplished writers ever to come out of the South. He is an author rooted in its old life and ways; and this is his vivid, powerful memoir of his first twenty-one years growing up in North Carolina. Spanning the years from 1933 to 1954, Price accurately captures the spirit of a community recovering from the Depression, living through World War II and then facing the economic and social changes of the 1950s. In closely linked chapters focusing on individuals, Price describes with compassion and honesty the white and black men and women who shaped his youth. The cast includes his young, devoted parents; a loving aunt; his younger brother Bill; childhood friends and enemies and the teachers who fostered and encouraged his love of writing. andlt;Iandgt;Clear Picturesandlt;/Iandgt; is an autobiography set apart from others by the author's clarity of vision, the power of his characters and the richness of his writing.

Synopsis:

While recalling a childhood spent in the North Carolina countryside--the same landscape that has served as the setting for most of his many beloved novels--Reynolds Price shares powerful stories of the friends and family who helped shape his life into the man, and the writer, he is today.

About the Author

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. In 1955 he traveled as a Rhodes Scholar to Merton College, Oxford University to study English Literature. After three years and the B.Litt. degree, he returned to Duke where he continues teaching as James B. Duke Professor of English.

With his novel A Long and Happy Life in 1962, he began a career that has resulted in numerous volumes of fiction, poetry, plays, essays and memoirs, including Kate Vaiden, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and his work has appeared in sixteen languages.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

1. THREE USEFUL LESSONS

2. AN OPEN HEART

3. BLACK HELP

4. AN ABSOLUTE HUNTER

5. A NORMAL, ALL BUT FATAL, CHILDHOOD

6. REAL COPIES

7. CREDIBLE LIGHT

8. A FINAL SECRET

AFTERWORD

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439109335
Author:
Price, Reynolds
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Reynolds Price; Ardent Spirits; Duke University; American literature; literary; A Long and Happy Life; William Faulkner Award; Kate Vaiden; National Book Critics Circle Award; Rhodes Scholar; American Academy of Arts and Letters; A Whole New Life; biblica
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
photographs t/o
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 12.74 oz

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