At a glance:
- Author: Reynolds Price
- Type of Work: Autobiography
- Setting: Great Britain; United States
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: Homosexuality or homosexuals, Authors or writers, Schools or school life, Social life, Writing, Colleges or universities, Students or student life
- Locales: Europe
Ardent Spirits begins its narrative just after Reynolds Price’s father has died of lung cancer at fifty-four and Price has been awarded a Rhodes scholarship to study in England at Oxford University. Already determined to be a scholar and writer, the precocious Price embarks on his first major journey. He is concerned about leaving his mother and younger brother but also driven to make his mark by ambitiously attempting to write both short fiction and a major study of Milton’s poetry.
Academia never quite suits Price, even though he will remain in it all his...
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