A common room: essays, 1954-1987

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Atheneum, Dec 21, 1987 - Fiction - 405 pages
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Literary essays on John Milton, Jimmy Carter, Ernest Hemingway, travel to Israel and Dachau, Christmas, fiction writing, and storytelling, among other topics.

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A common room: essays, 1954-1987

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From first (an undergraduate's ardent reaction to Vanity Fair ) to last (a personal religious credo), Price's densely styled essays reveal an astonishing range of interest and amateur expertise. The ... Read full review

Contents

a personal reaction 1954
3
the Posture of Worship 1968
20
An Empty Tomb 1974
36
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Reynolds Price was born in Macon, North Carolina in 1933. EdReynolds Price was born in Macon, North Carolina in 1933. Educated at Duke University and, as a Rhodes Scholar, at Mertoucated at Duke University and, as a Rhodes Scholar, at Merton College, Oxford University, he has taught at Duke since 19n College, Oxford University, he has taught at Duke since 1958 and is now James B. Duke Professor of English.

His firs58 and is now James B. Duke Professor of English.

His first short stories, and many later ones, are published in his "t short stories, and many later ones, are published in his "Collected Stories". "A Long and Happy Life" was published inCollected Stories". "A Long and Happy Life" was published in 1962 and won the William Faulkner Award for a best first no 1962 and won the William Faulkner Award for a best first novel. "Kate Vaiden" was published in 1986 and won the Nationavel. "Kate Vaiden" was published in 1986 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. "The Good Priest's Son" in 2005l Book Critics Circle Award. "The Good Priest's Son" in 2005 was his fourteenth novel. Among his thirty-seven volumes ar was his fourteenth novel. Among his thirty-seven volumes are further collections of fiction, poetry, plays, essays, ande further collections of fiction, poetry, plays, essays, and translations. Price is a member of both the American Academ translations. Price is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and his work has been translated into seventeen lanciences, and his work has been translated into seventeen languages. guages.

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