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Reynolds Price: The Collected Stories

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For over three decades, Reynolds Price has been one of America's most distinguished writers, in a career that has been remarkable both for its virtuosity and for the variety of literary forms he has embraced. Now he shows himself as much a master of the story as he is of the novel, in a volume that presents fifty stories, including two early collections - The Names and Fac ...more
Paperback, 640 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by Plume (first published 1993)
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Jacob
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THIS BOOK IS ABOUT OH HELL NOW I’M DOING IT TOO GODDAMMIT.

SORRY.

BY THE WAY CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY PEOPLE ARE DOING THIS PLEASE. Sorry, sorry. I’m just curious. I always show up to the party after the memes have been handed out, so I never know what’s going on. I still don’t understand the “How is babby formed?” thing, and nobody even told me there would, or wouldn’t, be cake. Also, my poor sense of timing means that the whole THIS BOOK IS ABOUT joke will probably cease to be hip or
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Athena Kennedy
This enormous collection of short stories contains 50 stories written over a span of almost 40 years. Because the collection is so lengthy, diverse, and spans the two ends of Price's writing career, it is nearly impossible to summarize them in just a few sentences. I found a few of the stories to be very compelling, several to be quite good, and about half of them I felt little to no engagement with, and because these were the majority of the stories, I have quite mixed views about this collecti ...more
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Beautifully crafted but, for me, not compelling.
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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 fi
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