Price, Reynolds

Price, Reynolds

▪ American writer
, in full  Edward Reynolds Price  
born Feb. 1, 1933, Macon, N.C., U.S.

      American writer whose stories are set in the southern U.S. state of North Carolina, where he spent nearly all of his life.

      Price grew up in small towns and attended Duke University in Durham, N.C. (A.B. 1955), where the works of Eudora Welty became a primary influence on his writing. After receiving a B.Litt. degree in 1958 from the University of Oxford in England, he began his long career of teaching English at Duke.

      Price's first novel, A Long and Happy Life (1962), introduced his memorable young heroine, the naive, spirited Rosacoke Mustian, who loves, becomes pregnant by, and weds an indifferent young man. A younger Rosacoke appeared in Price's short-story collection The Names and Faces of Heroes (1963), and in the novel A Generous Man (1966) her brother Milo experiences his sexual awakening while searching the backwoods for a retarded brother, a dog, and an escaped python. Price's later novels include Love and Work (1968); The Surface of the Earth (1975); The Source of Light (1981); Kate Vaiden (1986), the orphaned heroine of which was based on the author's own mother; Good Hearts (1988), which resumes the story of Rosacoke in her middle age; and The Tongues of Angels (1990). He also wrote poetry, plays, translations from the Bible, and essays.

      While writing Kate Vaiden, Price became paraplegic, the aftermath of cancer of the spine. Nevertheless he continued to teach and to write. Clear Pictures (1989), his memoirs of growing up in North Carolina, was the most personal of his later works.

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