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Modern American Memoirs

Edited by Annie Dillard

Memoirs by Malcolm X and Margret Mead and Harry Crews, about loving and learning about yourself. Beautiful and heartbreaking, intriguing and mysterious, Modern American Memoirs is for more than just the classroom. 10 more words


A Writer's Place - Harry Crews

This passage speaks to me, and it should speak to most writers.

‘When I awoke, I knew that this day was to be worse than the day that preceded it and that I could not hope to get down from where I was, until I was safely home with my books and my typewriter and all the crippled and ruined manuscripts lying about on the desk. 44 more words


Body, by Harry Crews (Simon & Schuster, 1990). From a charity shop in Nottingham.

A Childhood, by Harry Crews (Secker & Warburg, 1979). From a library sale in Feltham, Middlesex.

A Feast Of Snakes, by Harry Crews (Secker & Warburg, 1977). From a charity shop in Canterbury.

She felt the snake between her breasts, felt him there, and loved him there, coiled, the deep tumescent S held rigid, ready to strike. 98 more words

Lit Matters: The Best Literature Isn't On The Classics Shelf

By Benjamin Whitmer

Tom was the name of the guy who turned me on to Harry Crews’ A Feast of Snakes. I worked with Tom on an assembly line in Boulder. 925 more words

Good Books

Three Greats 

I return to these three books fairly regularly. It pains me to know these giants of writing are no longer around and we won’t get any more material from them. 80 more words