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A whole new life, Reynolds Price

Label
A whole new life
Title
A whole new life
Statement of responsibility
Reynolds Price
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Reynolds Price has long been one of America's most acclaimed and accomplished men of letters - the author of novels, stories, poems, essays, plays, and a memoir. In A Whole New Life, however, he steps from behind that roster of achievements to present us with a more personal story, a narrative as intimate and compelling as any work of the imagination
  • In 1984 a large cancer was discovered in his spinal cord ("The tumor was pencil-thick and gray-colored, ten inches long from my neck-hair downward"). Here, for the first time, Price recounts without self-pity what became a long struggle to withstand and recover from this appalling, if all too common, affliction (one American in three will experience some form of cancer)
  • He charts the first puzzling symptoms; the urgent surgery that fails to remove the growth and the radiation that temporarily arrests it (but hurries his loss of control of his lower body); the occasionally comic trials of rehab; the steady rise of severe pain and reliance on drugs; two further radical surgeries; the sustaining force of a certain religious vision; an eventual discovery of help from biofeedback and hypnosis; and the miraculous return of his powers as a writer in a new, active life
  • Beyond the particulars of pain and mortal illness, larger concerns surface here - a determination to get on with the human interaction that is so much a part of this writer's much-loved work, the gratitude he feels toward kin and friends and some (though by no means all) doctors, the return to his prolific work, and the "now appalling, now astonishing grace of God."
  • A Whole New Life offers more than the portrait of one brave person in tribulation; it offers honest insight, realistic encouragement, and inspiration to others who suffer the bafflement of catastrophic illness or who know someone who does or will
Summary
Describes how Steve Jobs started Apple Computer in his garage in the late 1970s and how, after his colleagues ousted him, he founded NeXT, in a work that discusses Bill Gates, Ross Perot, George Lucas, and other figures
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
217894
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.R54
LC item number
Z477 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1995 K-044
  • PS 3566.R54
NLM item number
P946w 1994
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A whole new life, Reynolds Price
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29028748
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 213 pages
Isbn
9780689121357
Lccn
93035967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)29028748
Label
A whole new life, Reynolds Price
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29028748
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 213 pages
Isbn
9780689121357
Lccn
93035967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)29028748

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