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Harry Crews

It has always seemed to me that I was not so much born into this life as I awakened to it. — Harry Crews, A Childhood: The Biography of a Place… 7 more words


Short Takes: News and Reviews

Recently Cynthia Bertelsen took a trip to the Little White House in Warm Springs, GA, and wrote about it for Modern Salt. In her post, she profiles FDR’s cook, Daisy Bonner, who made sure she would not be forgotten to history by writing this note on the wall in the kitchen: “Daisy Bonner cook the 1st meal and the last one in this cottage for the President Roosevelt.” Bertelson noticed another intriguing detail in the kitchen… 1,731 more words

Book News

'More than entertainment'—Harry Crews

“Harry Crews has a talent all his own. He begins where James Dickey left off.”
Norman Mailer

“I wrote four novels and short stories before I even published anything, and the reason I didn’t publish any of those things was because it wasn’t any good.” 496 more words


A Harry Education

Recently, one of my former journalism professors posted something about a new biography on the late Harry Crews. Like magic, my mind cued up my experiences with the author. 975 more words


Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews in Review

It was 2009 when I first picked up an old paperback with an intriguing cover depicting a snake, Ouroboros-style, eating its own tail. The book was  615 more words

Book Reviews

Fictional Festival Design

In Moses: Man of the Mountain, Zora Neale Hurston calls Moses, “the finest hoodoo man in the world.” During the burning bush incident, the staff of Moses turns into a serpent and… 389 more words


On Harry Crews's CHILDHOOD

In Harry Crews’s memoir, A Childhood: The Biography of a Place,  the author sets his authority firmly and quickly. After opening with a second-hand story about his father who died too young for the author to know, Crews writes: “Did what I have set down here as memory actually happen? 758 more words