Reynolds Price Short Fiction Analysis - Essay

Reynolds Price Short Fiction Analysis

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

Reynolds Price is one of the United States’ most respected contemporary men of letters. After publication of his first novel in 1962, Price was instantly acclaimed as a regional writer and compared to William Faulkner. He resisted, however, being called a southern writer because the label, he believed, encourages people to focus on the surface similarities among works rather than look at their deeper truths. Price wrote out of his vision of the spirituality of all existence, particularly as expressed through the myriad interactions of family. He is known as a serious writer of rich, dense prose that is simultaneously but not incongruously infused with comic moments and homespun wisdom.

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