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The collected stories

Author: Reynolds Price
Publisher: New York : Atheneum ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993.
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For over three decades, Reynolds Price has been one of America's most distinguished writers, in a career that has been remarkable both for its virtuosity and for the variety of literary forms he has embraced. Now he shows himself as much a master of the story as he is of the novel, in a volume that presents fifty stories, including two early collections - The Names and Faces of Heroes and Permanent Errors - as well
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Price, Reynolds, 1933-
Collected stories.
New York : Atheneum ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993
(OCoLC)623523819
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reynolds Price
ISBN: 0689121474 9780689121470
OCLC Number: 26810377
Description: xiii, 625 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Full day --
The warrior Princess Ozimba --
The enormous door --
A told secret --
Watching her die --
Serious need --
The company of the dead --
Good and bad dreams: A sign of blood ; Rapid eye movements ; Twice ; Washed feet ; Sleeping and waking ; Morning places --
Michael Egerton --
The last news --
The anniversary --
Invitation --
Late warnings: My parents, Winter 1926 ; The knowledge of my mother's coming death ; Life for life ; Design for a tomb --
Endless mountains --
Long night --
A new stretch of woods --
The last of a long correspondence --
Deeds of light --
Walking lessons --
His final mother --
This wait --
Fool's education: The happiness of others ; A dog's death ; Scars ; Waiting at Dachau --
The golden child --
Truth and lies --
Breath --
Toward home --
The names and faces of heroes --
Nine hours alone --
Night and silence --
Summer games --
A chain of love --
Two useful visits --
A final account --
Uncle Grant --
Troubled sleep --
Good night --
An evening meal --
Bess Waters --
An early Christmas.
Other Titles: Short stories
Responsibility: Reynolds Price.
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Abstract:

For over three decades, Reynolds Price has been one of America's most distinguished writers, in a career that has been remarkable both for its virtuosity and for the variety of literary forms he has embraced. Now he shows himself as much a master of the story as he is of the novel, in a volume that presents fifty stories, including two early collections - The Names and Faces of Heroes and Permanent Errors - as well as more than two dozen new stories that have never been gathered together before.

In his introduction, Mr. Price explains how, after the publication of his first two collections, he wrote no new stories for almost twenty years. "But once I needed - for unknown reasons in a new and radically altered life - to return to the story, it opened before me like a new chance ... A collection like this then," he adds, " ... will show a writer's pre-occupations in ways the novel severely rations (novels are partly made for that purpose - the release from self, long flights through the Other). John Keats's assertion that 'the excellence of every Art is its intensity' has served as a license and standard for me. From the start my stories were driven by heat - passion and mystery, often passion for the mystery I've found in particular rooms and spaces and the people they threaten or shelter - and my general aim is the transfer of a spell of keen witness, perceived by the reader as warranted in character and act."

There is, indeed, much for the reader to "witness" here of passion and mystery, of character and act. And the variety of stories - many of them set in Reynolds Price's native North Carolina, but a surprising number set in distant parts: Jerusalem in "An Early Christmas," the American Southwest in "Walking Lessons," and a number in Europe - will astonish even his most devoted readers. In short, The Collected Stories of Reynolds Price is as deeply rewarding a book as any he has yet published.

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