Publications of Reynolds Price


  1.  A Common Room: Essays 1954-1987. Atheneum, 1988.
  2.  A Generous Man. Atheneum, 1966. (a novel: later in French and German translations)
  3.  A Long and Happy Life. Atheneum, 1962. (a novel: later published in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Polish, Greek, Spanish, Japanese, and Russian. In 1987, the twenty-fifth anniversary of its publication, the novel was reissued by Atheneum in the orignial clothbound format)
  4.  A Palpable God: Thirty Stories Translated from the Bible with an Essay on the Origins and Life of Narrative. Atheneum, 1978.
  5.  A Perfect Friend. Atheneum, 2000. (a novel)
  6.  A Serious Way of Wondering: the Ethics of Jesus Imagined. Scribner, 2003.
  7.  A Whole New Life. Atheneum, 1994. (a memoir: later in German)
  8.  Ardent Spirits.  2009.
  9.  Blue Calhoun. Atheneum, 1992. (a novel)
  10.  Clear Pictures: First Loves, First Guides. Atheneum, 1989. (a memoir)
  11.  Conversations with Reynolds Price. Edited by Jefferson Humphries. UP of Mississippi, 1991. (interviews, 1966-1990)
  12.  Early Dark. Atheneum, 1977. (a play)
  13.  Feasting the Heart. Scribner, 2000. (fifty-two commentaries for the air)
  14.  Full Moon and Other Plays. Theatre Communications Group, 1993. (three plays)
  15.  Good Hearts. Atheneum, 1988. (a novel: later in Swedish)
  16.  Kate Vaiden. Atheneum, 1986. (a novel: later in French, German, Danish, Swedish, Portuguese and Hebrew translations)
  17.  Learning a Trade: A Craftsman's Notebooks, 1955-1997. Duke UP, 1998.
  18.  Letter to a Godchild. Scribner, 2006.
  19.  Letter to a Man in the Fire: Does God Exist and Does He Care?. Scribner, 1999. (an epistolary essay)
  20.  Love and Work. Atheneum, 1968. (a novel: later in Dutch)
  21.  New Music. Theatre Communications Group, 1990. (a trilogy of plays)
  22.  Noble Norfleet. scribner, Spring, 2002.
  23.  Permanent Errors. Atheneum, 1970. (short stories)
  24.  Private Contentment. Atheneum, 1984. (a play)
  25.  Roxanna Slade. Scribner, 1998. (a novel)
  26.  The Collected Poems. Scribner, 1997. (poems)
  27.  The Collected Stories. Atheneum, 1993. (short stories)
  28.  The Foreseeable Future. Atheneum, 1991. (three stories)
  29.  The Good Priest's Son. Scribner, Spring,2005. circa 300 pp. pp.
  30.  The Laws of Ice. Atheneum, 1986. (poems)
  31.  The Names and Faces of Heroes. Atheneum, 1962. (short stories: later in French and German translations)
  32.  The Promise of Rest. Scribner, 1995. (a novel)
  33.  The Source of Light. Atheneum, 1981. (a novel)
  34.  The Surface of Earth. Atheneum, 1975. (a novel: later in Russian)
  35.  The Tongues of Angels. Atheneum, 1990. (a novel)
  36.  The Use of Fire. Atheneum, 1990. (poems)
  37.  Things Themselves. Atheneum, 1972. (essays and scenes)
  38.  Three Gospels. Scribner, 1996. (translations of The Gospels of Mark and John with a modern apocryphal gospel)
  39.  Vital Provisions. Atheneum, 1982. (poems)

Essays/Articles/Chapters in Books

  1. "John Milton." [Literary Genius]. Ed. Joseph Epstein.  2005. 


  1. "A Glad Welcome." Duke Magazine 90.6 (2005): 1.


  1. "A complete bibliography, through 1984, is available--Reynolds Price: A Bibliography 1948-84 by Stuart Wright and James L.W. West III (University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville), 122 pp.." (1986). There have been numerous special and limited editions through the years, the contents of which were mostly included in the above listed full-length volumes. Contributions to magazines, newspapers, anthologies etc. run into the hundreds of items and are catalogued in the above-mentioned bibliography and in the Special Collections Department of the Duke University Library