Reynolds Price Writing Styles in A Whole New Life

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Perspective

The book, "A Whole New Life - An Illness and a Healing," is written in the first-person narrative and is the personal experience of the author, Reynolds Price, himself. Price was a renowned author and Duke University English professor, when, at fifty-one years of age, he was struck with a devastating and life-changing disease. A malignant tumor had taken residence on his spine. The surgery to remove the malignancy caused permanent paralysis of his legs, changed his life forever but failed to provide any reliable prognosis about his future, if indeed he had one.

No one else could have adequately portrayed the harrowing account of Price's journey through darkness and uncertainty to final recovery and acceptance of a new life that had little resemblance to his former life than the author himself. His expertise in writing and teaching provided the perfect set of tools to relate his story...

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