Edward Reynolds Price
- Category : Writers-Critic
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/2 - Heretical / Hermit
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Refinement 2
American poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist and James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University.
Apart from English literature, Price had a lifelong interest in Biblical scholarship. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
In 1987, Duke University gave Price its highest honor when it awarded him the University Medal for Distinguished Meritorious Service.
Price died at the age of 77 on 20 January 2011, as a result of complications from a heart attack.
Over his career,
Price produced 38 total novels, short stories, and memoirs.
Price is classified as a southern writer, as his works are often especially associated with his lifelong home of North Carolina. Price’s first ever published story, called “A Chain of Love,” came in 1958. He wrote his first novel, A Long and Happy Life, and witnessed its publication in 1962.
The work was awarded the William Faulkner Foundation Award and has sold over a million copies. His 1986 novel Kate Vaiden also gained immense popularity and received the National Books Critics Circle Award. .
The Collected Poems, containing four volumes of poetry - Vital Provisions (1982), The Laws of Ice (1986), The Use of Fire (1990), and The Unaccountable Worth of the World (1997).