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Ardent Spirits : Leaving Home, Coming Back
by Reynolds Price


Overview - Award-winning novelist Reynolds Price provides "the best of his winning lot" (Dwight Garner, The New York Times ) of memoirs--a vivid portrait of his life in the mid-1950s leading up to the publication of his brilliant first novel A Long and Happy Life --now available in paperback.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Award-winning novelist Reynolds Price provides "the best of his winning lot" (Dwight Garner, The New York Times) of memoirs--a vivid portrait of his life in the mid-1950s leading up to the publication of his brilliant first novel A Long and Happy Life--now available in paperback.

After two earlier autobiographical works--Clear Pictures and A Whole New Life--acclaimed writer Reynolds Price offers a full account of his life from the mid-1950s to the publication of his first novel in 1962.

Oxford University and Britain--which had scarcely recovered from the severe demands of World War II--were places of enormous vitality for Price, both academic and personal. From spotting J. R. R. Tolkien on the street in Oxford to intimate dinners with W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender, young Price was welcomed into the company of the most respected intellectual and artistic circles. Fully entrenched in the culture of his era, Price unfailingly makes clear the connections between his experience and the great tradition of world literature.

In lucid and frequently witty prose, Price offers full access to six years in the early adulthood of a rich life--"a gallery of portraits and sexual discovery" (The Weekly Standard ) and part of the great train of human accomplishment in which Price so ardently believed.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780743291903
  • ISBN-10: 0743291905
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 408
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.24 x 1.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.99 pounds


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