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THE BREAKS (Novel, 1983)

The Breaks, Richard Price’s fourth novel, is a long, meandering book about a directionless college grad trying to find himself. It doesn’t have much of a discernible structure and ends without reaching much of a narrative conclusion. Price himself has called it “[t]he … Continue reading

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THE WANDERERS (Film, 1979)

Directed by Philip Kaufman Screenplay by Rose Kaufman and Philip Kaufman, adapted from the novel by Richard Price The film versions of Richard Price’s first two novels, The Wanderers and Bloodbrothers, are like a case study in what makes an … Continue reading

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LADIES’ MAN (Novel, 1978)

Richard Price’s novels can be roughly divided into three phases. The first phase includes 1974’s The Wanderers and 1976’s Bloodbrothers, semi-autobiographical tales of teenage Italians growing up in the Bronx. The most recent phase, made up of 1992’s Clockers and everything he’s put … Continue reading

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BLOODBROTHERS (Film, 1978)

Directed by Robert Mulligan Screenplay by Walter Newman, adapted from the novel by Richard Price Like many novelists turned screenwriters, Richard Price first got involved with Hollywood through a screen adaptation of one of his books–1976’s Bloodbrothers, as it happens. Price … Continue reading

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BLOODBROTHERS (Novel, 1976)

Bloodbrothers, Richard Price’s sophomore novel, might be the most painful reading experience he’s produced (with the possible exception of Freedomland), not because it’s bad–it’s well-written, gripping, feels true to life–but because it’s so God damn sad. That’s a weird thing to point out about … Continue reading

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THE WANDERERS (Novel, 1974)

Although it launched his career and, in some ways, permanently defined what people expect from his writing, The Wanderers is remarkably different from most of Richard Price’s later works. He’s now come to be known for his vivid, true-to-life realism, a style which to some extent … Continue reading

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Introduction

Welcome! Here are the answers to a few questions you might have: What is this? This is a blog about the works of Richard Price, novelist and screenwriter. Each week–assuming I can keep to my schedule–I’ll post a review of … Continue reading

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