The Writing Life: Reynolds Price
HoCoPoLitSo presents an in memoriam presentation of The Writing Life with novelist Reynolds Price, hosted by his friend and colleague, four-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim. Price died of a heart attack Jan. 20, 2010. He taught for 53 years at Duke, and the last 25 years of his life were his most productive as a writer. In this show, Price discusses the way in which he balanced his two careers and the great pleasure he derived from teaching great literature. Guggenheim asked questions about his books, Clear Pictures, which traces his life through his remembrances of those who guided him toward maturity and A Whole New Life, a straightforward account of his illness (spinal cancer) and how he survived bouts of pain that changed his life and allowed him to embrace his gifts. In 1994 Guggenheim completed the film, "Reynolds Price: Clear Pictures" (taped 1998).