Saturday, January 22, 2011

Writing - a fearsome vocation

"Writing is a fearsome but grand vocation--potentially healing but likewise deadly. I wouldn't trade my life for the world."

--Author Reynolds Price (from a 1991 Paris Review interview), who died of a heart attack yesterday at the age of 77.

In his obituary, the New York Times noted that Price's "novels and stories about ordinary people in rural North Carolina struggling to find their place in the world established him as one of the most important voices in modern Southern fiction".

LA Times obituary.
Washington Post.

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