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Feasting the Heart: Fifty-Two Commentaries for the Air

Price, Reynolds

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ISBN 10: 0743203690 / ISBN 13: 9780743203692
Published by Scribner, Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2000
Condition: As New Hardcover
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This is a fine, as new, hardcover first edition, first printing copy in a fine, as new, mylar protected DJ, gold spine. Inscribed on the title page by Reynolds Price to Nancy of Quail Ridge Books. Bookseller Inventory # 064143

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Title: Feasting the Heart: Fifty-Two Commentaries ...

Publisher: Scribner, Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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In the fall of 1993, Alice Winkler of National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" asked Reynolds Price to write a short story for a Christmas morning broadcast. This assignment would result in NPR's inviting Price to join its varied group of commentators on "All Things Considered." The laws of radio require a concision that has become a welcome new discipline for Price; and here are all the personal essays which he has broadcast since July 25, 1995.Whether recounting events from his past, examining the details of his current experience as a writer, teacher, traveler, and general witness of the world, Price demonstrates in his direct prose that a writer can instantly connect with his audience. He discusses a few predictable topics -- family, the poisonous mysteries of racial intolerance, and faith -- but he also deals with new matters: capital punishment, "Gone With the Wind," his adventures while navigating an immensely inaccessible America in a wheelchair; and he provides a memorable piece on childlessness. Throughout, Price never loses sight of the origin of either the word or the spirit of the essay -- the French word connotes a "try," an "attempt" -- and each piece here is a well-formed, revealing, often amusing and refreshing foray into a moment unlike any we've encountered in other forms from him. We're unlikely to read more thought-provoking work from a commentator for a great time to come.

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Reynolds Price was born in Macon, North Carolina in 1933. Educated in the public schools of his native state, he earned an A.B. summa cum laude from Duke University; and in 1955 he traveled as a Rhodes Scholar to Merton College, Oxford University to study English literature. After three years and the B.Litt. degree, he returned to Duke where he continues in his fifth decade of teaching. He is James B. Duke Professor of English.

In 1962 his novel A Long and Happy Life received the William Faulkner Award for a notable first novel and has never been out of print. Since, he has published more than thirty books. Among them, his novel Kate Vaiden received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1986. In 1989 he published the memoir Clear Pictures. His Collected Stories appeared in 1993, his Collected Poems in 1997; in 1995 he completed his trilogy A Great Circle, which consists of the novels The Surface of Earth, The Source of Light, and The Promise of Rest. He has recently published his first novel for young readers, A Perfect Friend. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and his books have appeared in sixteen languages.

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