Getting Naked with Harry Crews: Interviews
University Press of Florida, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 365 pages
Harry Crews on getting naked:
"Harry Crews cannot refrain from storytelling. These conversations are blessed with countless insights into the creative process, fresh takes on old questions, and always, Crews's stories: modern-day parables that tell us how it is to live, to work, and to hurt."--Jeff Baker, Oxford American
"Harry Crews has indelible ways of approaching life and the craft of writing. This collection shows that he elevates both to a near-religious artform."--Matthew Teague, Oxford American
In 26 interviews conducted between 1972 and 1997, novelist Harry Crews tells the truth--about why and how he writes, about the literary influences on his own work, about the writers he admires (or does not), about which of his own books he likes (or does not), about his fascination with so-called freaks, and about his love of blood sports. Crews reveals the tender side under his tough-guy image, discussing his beloved mother and his spiritual quest in a secular world.
Harry Crews on his tattoo and mohawk . . .
On advice to young writers . . .
Erik Bledsoe is an instructor of English and American studies at the University of Tennessee. He has published articles on southern writers and edited a special issue of the Southern Quarterly devoted to Crews. His 1997 interview with Harry Crews from that magazine is included in this collection.
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Review: Getting Naked with Harry Crews: InterviewsUser Review - Brandon - Goodreads
An awesome collection of interviews with and essays about Harry Crews. I learned a lot about what made the man tick. Read full review
Review: Getting Naked with Harry Crews: InterviewsUser Review - marcali - Goodreads
hilarious. of course. Read full review