Reynolds Price





Reynolds Price

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born
in Macon, North Carolina, The United States
February 01, 1933

died
January 20, 2011

gender
male

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About this author

Reynolds Price was born in Macon, North Carolina in 1933. Educated at Duke University and, as a Rhodes Scholar, at Merton College, Oxford University. He taught at Duke since 1958 and was James B. Duke Professor of English.

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 o
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“Life is short and often stingy; feast the heart with what it craves, short of cruelty, and let the world wonder.”
Reynolds Price
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“Strength just comes in one brand - you. Stand up at sunrise and meet what they send you and keep your hair combed”
Reynolds Price

“Many Americans would die naked in the middle of the road before they'd tell you what's hurt them most. But a born Southerner will show you the cell in their heart that burns the hardest. They'll hold it out to you in their bare right hand.”
Reynolds Price, The Tongues of Angels

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