Reynolds Price | Criticism

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SOURCE: A review of The Names and Faces of Heroes, in Punch Vol. CCXLV, No. 6423, October 16, 1963, pp. 577-78.

In the following positive review of The Names and Faces of Heroes, the critic contends that while Price's stories examine many of the same themes as those of other Southern writers, he does it "with an individual eye which sees everything freshly."

The Names and Faces of Heroes looks [to be] dividing opinion as sharply as Mr. Reynolds Price's first novel, A Long and Happy Life. Is his writing just dilute Faulkner, adrip with Southern charm, hinting at religious profundities, flabby and commercial, or is it, as I believe, the work of a mind sufficiently independent not to avoid material because other writers may have used it for banalities? In I. A. Richards's Practical Criticism he reports an experiment in which he gave a class a poem of Lawrence's without...

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