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Reynolds Price On Life After Paralysis.

Writer and teacher Reynolds Price A native of North Carolina, Price has written works known for their sense of place and off-beat characters. He's a prolific and a varied writer: he 's written short stories, poems, plays, and essays, and since the publication of his first novel, "A Long and Happy Life," in 1962, he's published more than two dozen books. In 1984 Price was diagnosed with spinal cancer, and became paralyzed from the waist down. Cancer, though, didn't slow his writing down. In fact, self-hypnosis prescribed for pain relief, "opened a floodgate of memories," -- and materials for more stories, novels, and memoirs. Price has a new memoir, "A Whole New Life: An Illness and a Healing." (Atheneum). (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)

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Other segments from the episode on May 18, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 18, 1994: Interview with Reynolds Price; Interview with Gurinder Chadha; Review of Jelly Roll Morton's album "Jelly Roll Morton: Library of Congress Recordings."

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