Long and Happy Life

ISBN-10: 1439109346
ISBN-13: 9781439109342
Edition: 2009
Authors: Reynolds Price
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Description: On its initial publication in 1962, Eudora Welty said ofA Long and Happy Life,"Reynolds Price is the most impressive new writer I've come across in a long time. His is a first-rate talent and we are lucky that he has started so young to write so  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 5/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

On its initial publication in 1962, Eudora Welty said ofA Long and Happy Life,"Reynolds Price is the most impressive new writer I've come across in a long time. His is a first-rate talent and we are lucky that he has started so young to write so well. Here is a fine novel."From its dazzling opening page, which announced the appearance of a stylist of the first rank, to its moving close, this brief novel has charmed and captivated millions of readers since its publication twenty-five years ago and its subsequent translation into fifteen languages. On the triumphant publication ofKate Vaiden,his most recent novel, in 1986, there was almost no review that -- praising the new book to the skies -- didn't also mention in glowing terms the reviewer's fond recollection of the marvelous first novel, the troubled love story of Rosacoke Mustian and Wesley Beavers and its beautifully evoked vision of rural North Carolina. It is a pleasure now to restore to print the clothbound edition of this truly enduring work as a companion volume to his brilliant book of essays,A Common Room,published simultaneously.

Reynolds Price, the author of numerous volumes of fiction, poetry, memoir, plays, essays, & translation, has won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the William Faulkner Award, & the Levinson, Blumenthal, & Tietjans poetry awards. A member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters & a regular commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered", he lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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