Reynolds Price | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Reynolds Price.
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SOURCE: "Homecomings," in The Georgia Review, Vol. XLV, No. 4, Winter, 1991, pp. 778-86.

Johnson is an American novelist and short story writer. In the excerpted review below, he notes Price's preoccupation with the theme of homecoming and praises his writing style.

One of the salient traits of Southern fiction has been its ongoing, obsessive fascination with home. Although such major non-Southern writers as Melville, James, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald tended to focus upon rootless wanderers whose sense of home is either attenuated or irrelevant, the imaginations of Southern writers have seldom strayed far from their origins. Thomas Wolfe's You Can't Go Home Again is surely the emblematic Southern title, since the works of Caldwell, Faulkner, McCullers, O'Connor, Warren, Welty, and dozens of lesser writers have focused with loving but troubled nostalgia on the traditional Southern homestead. In such various guises as the faded Compson mansion in Faulkner's The Sound and...

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