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The Resource Understanding Reynolds Price, James A. Schiff

Understanding Reynolds Price, James A. Schiff

Label
Understanding Reynolds Price
Title
Understanding Reynolds Price
Statement of responsibility
James A. Schiff
Title variation
Reynolds Price
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the first full-length critical analysis of Reynolds Price's writings to appear in more than a decade, James A. Schiff traces the development of one of America's most esteemed contemporary writers from the publication in 1962 of his awardwinning first novel, A Long and Happy Life, to the arrival in 1995 of the third volume of his Mayfield trilogy, The Promise of Rest. Demonstrating how literary trends have often run counter to Price's career, Schiff argues that Price
  • has remained committed to a bold personal vision that is unlike that of any other contemporary American writer. Schiff provides extended coverage of Price's multivolume works - A Great Circle (the Mayfield trilogy) and the Mustian novels - along with readings of Kate Vaiden, the Tongues of Angels, Love and Work, and Blue Calhoun. He also considers Price's two volumes of memoirs: A Whole New Life, which documents his recovery from cancer, and Clear Pictures, the book
  • which inspired the Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim to direct a documentary about Price's life. Through detailed analysis, Schiff sheds light on such signature aspects of Price's writing as his intense concern with family and love, his underlying belief in the presence of a universal design, his rich narrative voice, which is firmly rooted in the language and rhythms of his native North Carolina, and his depiction of a world of rural familiarity that contrasts
  • with the urban disorientation and dislocation prevalent in the work of so many mid-to late-twentieth-century American novelists
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Schiff, James A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Understanding contemporary American literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Price, Reynolds
Label
Understanding Reynolds Price, James A. Schiff
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [194]-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34319571
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781570031267
Lccn
96009971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34319571
  • (Sirsi) a582426
Label
Understanding Reynolds Price, James A. Schiff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [194]-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34319571
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9781570031267
Lccn
96009971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34319571
  • (Sirsi) a582426

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