Harry Crews passed away late last week. Check out his website.
Paul Iorio remembers his teacher at the Huff Post.
Here’s an NPR interview Crews did with Terry Gross in the 1980s and here is a recent one with Vice Magazine.
Rest in Peace.
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A friend wrote me the following in an e-mail this morning:
"Of course, I'm surprised Harry Crews lived as long as he did, all things considered. I remember when Geoffrey Norman signed him up to write columns for ESQUIRE back in the mid-1970s. I would get impatient waiting for the next issue to arrive, probably the only time I felt that way about a magazine: I never read columns like Crews', before or since. He really did change my life back there in the 1970s. I might well have become a successful lawyer or something if I hadn't read a novel called A FEAST OF SNAKES. I can't think of any novel I've read that slugged me in the gut quite the way that one did. Then came that amazing memoir, A CHILDHOOD. Again, a slug to the gut. Man, what a writer. And what a mess of a human being. I highly recommend Sean Penn's film THE INDIAN RUNNER for the brief scene with Harry Crews, if nothing else."
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