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Date of Birth
July 23, 1944 (70)
About Ron Price
Favorite Author:
Edward Gibbon
Favorite Book:
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
married for 47 years, a teacher for 32, a student for 18, a writer and editor for 15, and a Baha'i for 55(in 2014)
George Town, Tasmania, Australia
My list of interests could not even begin to fill this little box.
retired teacher & tutor, adult educator & lecturer; now writer & author, poet & publisher, online journalist & blogger, independent scholar & researcher


Ron Price is a Canadian who has been living in Australia for 42 years(in 2013). He is married to a Tasmanian and has been for 37 years after 8 years in a first marriage. At the age of 69 he now spends most of his time as an author and writer, poet and publisher. editor and researcher, online blogger, essayist, journalist and engaging in independent scholarship. He has been associated with the Baha'i Faith for 60 years and a member for 53


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An explosive prodigality

by Ron Price on 10-15-2014 at 02:16 AM

The following prose-poem arose is a result of reading a review of The Book of Disquiet published posthumously in 1982 as I was beginning that portion of my life north of the tropic of Capricorn in Australia. The work is by Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935). It is a fragmentary lifetime project which was left unedited by the author. He introduced his book as a "factless autobiography."1

This volume was reviewed by George Steiner in The

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Updated 10-15-2014 at 02:20 AM by Ron Price


The Latest, the Most Updated, Interview With Writer Ron Price: Part 1

by Ron Price on 06-15-2014 at 11:49 PM

Preamble-Part 1:

I began to put the following sequence of questions and answers together as I was about to retire from full-time employment as a teacher and lecturer after 32 years in the classroom, and another 18 as a student. In the first 15 years of the reinvention of myself as a writer and author, editor and researcher, a poet and publisher, an online journalist and blogger, a scholar and reader, the years from 1999 to 2014, I added more material

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Updated 06-16-2014 at 08:44 AM by Ron Price (to make some corrections)


Thoughts on: Essayists, Poetry and Shakespeare inter alia

by Ron Price on 06-15-2014 at 09:45 AM


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The world has had, and now has, some fine essayists. I am not in the same league as the finest, but they set the bar for me. An essay is an experiment, not a credo. It is an exercise in working out what one thinks at a particular time and in a particular place. It is something made up, to a certain extent, in response to an excited imagination, what some might see as an overheated brain, what I see as the product

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Updated 06-16-2014 at 09:02 AM by Ron Price (To update the wording)


Shakespeare's Measure of Civility

by Ron Price on 06-15-2014 at 09:33 AM
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If gentleness is the quality of civility, acceptance of choice in the judge and allowance of choice in the judged is Shakespeare’s ultimate measure of civility.-W.G. Zeeveld, The Temper of Shakespeare’s Thought, Yale UP, London, 1974, p.257.

Listen to the silence of this garden
in the early morning where the sun
touches everything with its tint of gold.
Birds fly high into the blue sky and their
notes of song dance over this

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Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez(1927-2014): Notes on His Passing

by Ron Price on 04-19-2014 at 01:18 AM
And The Frenzy of Renown

Part 1:

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez(1927-2014) was a Columbian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, arguably the greatest writer in Spanish since Cervantes, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and the 1982 the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died yesterday: 17/4/'14.

García Márquez

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