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Whether recounting events from his past or examining the details of his current experience as a writer, teacher, traveler, and general witness of the world, Reynolds Price shows us how a writer finds meaning in the day-to-day details of living. In this engaging collection of fifty-two personal essays originally aired on NPR's All Things Considered, Price explores topics that range from family and faith to capital punishment and his adventures while navigating an immensely inaccessible America in a wheelchair. Throughout, Price never loses sight of the origin or spirit of the essay — in French, essayer means to try or attempt — and each piece is a well-informed, revealing, often amusing and refreshing foray into a moment unlike any other we've shared with him.

Synopsis:

Award-winning writer Reynolds Price captures the small but telling moments of everyday life in a wonderfully varied collection of personal essays originally presented on NPR.

About the Author

Reynolds Price (1933-2011) was born in Macon, North Carolina. Educated at Duke University and, as a Rhodes Scholar, at Merton College, Oxford University, he taught at Duke beginning in 1958 and was the James B. Duke Professor of English at the time of his death. His first short stories, and many later ones, are published in his Collected Stories. A Long and Happy Life was published in 1962 and won the William Faulkner Award for a best first novel. Kate Vaiden was published in 1986 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Good Priest's Son in 2005 was his fourteenth novel. Among his thirty-seven volumes are further collections of fiction, poetry, plays, essays, and translations. Price is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and his work has been translated into seventeen languages.

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE

A CHRISTMAS IN ROME

BOOK TOUR

THE LAST GREAT WEEPER

BIRTHPLACE

JAMES DEAN, STILL HERE

THE GHOST-WRITER IN THE CELLAR

ORAL HISTORY

A HOLE IN THE EARTH

TEACHERS

WHEELCHAIR TRAVEL

A SHALLOW PAST

EYE LEVEL TO A WHEELCHAIR

PRIVATE WORSHIP

GONE WITH THE WIND AND ITS SCARLETT

NATIVE ORPHANS

MY TOLERANCE PROBLEM

A SINGLE DEATH AMONG MANY

THE MAD INVENTOR

SUMMER VACATION

A FULL DAY

LUCKY CATCHES

CASTING BREAD

MRI TIME

TIME-RIDDEN

FATHER AND HISTORY

THE LUCKY CHILD'S CHRISTMAS

SUMMER ON THE DEEP

A STANDING READER

A GALLOP DOWN THE HOMESTRETCH

PORTABLE MUSIC

A MOTTO

THE GAZELLE OF ISRAEL

THE MEMORY DRENCH: WORLD WAR II*

FORTY AND COUNTING

CROSSING GENDERS

BEING REVIEWED

ENGLAND IN THE FIFTIES

THE STAGE, YEARS AGO*

ON THE STONE

MY GHOST STORIES

THE OLD MAN IN HERE WITH ME

DOLLS IN A MAN'S LIFE

THE GREAT IMAGINATION HEIST

JOKE-TELLING LESSONS

WHAT MY PARENTS DIDN'T TELL ME

THE COMMONEST DEMON

WITH IDA

A PERFECT DINNER

KEEPING AN EYE OUT

THE SINGLE CORPS

ELOQUENT LETTERS

A PREMATURE FAREWELL

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743203708
Author:
Price, Reynolds
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Radio - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
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 Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 8370
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5 in 8.715 oz

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