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“…I clicked immediately, curious to see ‘the most famous book’ set in North Carolina. Would it be Thomas Wolfe’s ‘Look Homeward Angel?’ Charles Frazier’s ‘Cold Mountain’? Or maybe ‘A Long and Happy Life,’ the debut novel that vaulted Reynolds Price to national fame? “Wrong, wrong and wrong. The most famous book set in North Carolina, […]

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“While living in Durham, N.C., back in the 1980s, I met a guy who was studying creative writing at Duke University. I have come to think of him as the doomed acolyte. One day he told me that his teacher, venerable Reynolds Price, rolled into the classroom in his wheelchair and gave the class a curious […]

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More phrase-frequency charts from Google Books Ngram Reader: – Krispy Kreme vs. Dunkin Donuts – Wrightsville Beach vs. Myrtle Beach – LSMFT (Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco) – Reynolds Price vs. Anne Tyler – Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence vs. Protocols of Zion

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– Just what Raleigh needs: a Mast General Store? – Jerry Bledsoe remembers serial restaurateur Wilber Hardee. – Sallie Ford and the women who sang before her. – A West Virginia’s novelist’s revelatory moment at Quail Ridge Books. – My dinner with Reynolds.

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“Reynolds Price was doodling on a paper placemat in a Harvard Square cafe on a spring morning in 1992 when he told me about the copy of ‘Paradise Lost’ he had bought for himself five years earlier after surviving extensive treatment for spinal cancer. Price… teaches a course on John Milton at Duke University, but […]

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In 1998 Reynolds Price read from “Roxanna Slade,” his new novel, at a Borders in Charlotte. Afterward, he recalled having visited the White House at the invitation of Bill Clinton. How big a fan was Clinton? Accompanying Price on the elevator, he shocked his guest by reciting the famous opening sentence of “A Long and […]

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