Reynolds Price: 'Writing Is a Fearsome but Grand Vocation'
"Writing is a fearsome but grand vocation--potentially healing but likewise deadly. I wouldn't trade my life for the world."
On his blog, Classics Rock! Books Shelved in Songs, Larry Hughes paid tribute to Price and noted one of the late author's lesser known accomplishments--his work as a lyricist. Reynolds collaborated on two songs--"Copperline" and "New Hymn" with his friend and fellow North Carolinian James Taylor. In his book Understanding Reynolds Price, James A. Schiff wrote: "Price emerged as perhaps the first significant American novelist to compose a successful Top 40 popular song."