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Harry Crews's A Childhood (Book acquired, 9.20.2016)

A couple of weeks back, I was looking for John Berryman’s biographical study of Stephen Crane. I did not find it, but I did find a signed hardback edition (not sure if it’s a first or second printing) of Harry Crews’s amazing memoir  62 more words


Friday Philosophy...Scars

I was reading some blog and articles this week from Breast Cancer Survivors who are fed up with campaigns for “breast cancer awareness” that keep touting women not wearing any bras. 193 more words

New Normal

So I searched out Mac’s place the way other men might search out the right wife or the right church. No blasphemy intended, but I learned a long time ago for many of us where we drink is more important than what we drink, more important even than if we drink, because a bar that’s right is a place you can go and sit for hours in the friendly supportive dark, sipping warm Coke and eating endless bags of fried hogskins, greasing and regreasing your stomach after some mild outrage in the same bar the night before.

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Quote of the day, July 20

Harry Crews, on people

“So far as I can see, nothing good in the world has ever been done by well-rounded people. The good work is done by people with jagged, broken edges, because those edges cut things and leave an imprint, a design.”


This is America, where money’s more serious than death.

– Harry Crews

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Proper training of a bullterrier for the dogfighting pit requires two dozen live kittens a week. Each kitten is tied unceremoniously to a stuck and dangled in front of the dog to whet his lust for killing.

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The girl, Monica, nicknamed Money, had worked for a long time in carnivals, and in a carnival nobody has a job, he has a ‘proposition.’ And if you want to put him out of business, by using the law or anything else, you are said to ‘burn down the proposition.’

– Harry Crews

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