Feasting the Heart

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Feasting the Heart

Fifty-Two Commentaries for the Air

By Reynolds Price

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743203708, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 7, 2001

Description
Whether recounting events from his past or examining the details of his current experience as a writer, teacher, traveler, and general witness of the world, Reynolds Price shows us how a writer finds meaning in the day-to-day details of living. In this engaging collection of fifty-two personal essays originally aired on NPR's "All Things Considered, " Price explores topics that range from family and faith to capital punishment and his adventures while navigating an immensely inaccessible America in a wheelchair. Throughout, Price never loses sight of the origin or spirit of the essay -- in French, "essayer" means to try or attempt -- and each piece is a well-informed, revealing, often amusing and refreshing foray into a moment unlike any other we've shared with him.


About the Author
Reynolds Price (1933-2011)was born in Macon, North Carolina. Educated at Duke University and, as a Rhodes Scholar, at Merton College, Oxford University, hetaught at Duke beginning in 1958 andwas theJames B. Duke Professor of English at the time of his death. His first short stories, and many later ones, are published in his "Collected Stories". "A Long and Happy Life" was published in 1962 and won the William Faulkner Award for a best first novel. "Kate Vaiden" was published in 1986 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. "The Good Priest's Son" in 2005 was his fourteenth novel. Among his thirty-seven volumes are further collections of fiction, poetry, plays, essays, and translations. Price is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and his work has been translated into seventeen languages.


Praise For Feasting the Heart

Andrea Grande-Capone
Associated Press

A literary offering of great depth and intensity.


Nicole Brodeur
The Seattle Times

An American master of words.


Publishers Weekly


A panoramic glimpse of the writer's mind at work...a delight...an ideal introduction to this important novelist.


Max B. Baker
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Writing in clear-eyed, conversational prose, Price reaffirms his faith in mankind by remembering the healing power of everyday moments, no matter how big or small.