Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews by Ted Geltner,Michael Connelly

By Ted Geltner,Michael Connelly

In 2010, Ted Geltner drove to Gainesville, Florida, to pay a trip to Harry Crews and ask the mythical writer if he will be prepared to be the topic of a literary biography. His well-being speedily deteriorating, Crews instructed Geltner he was once on board and might even take a seat for interviews and inform his tales one final time. ôAsk me something you will have, bud,ö Crews acknowledged. ôBut youÆd greater do it quick.ö
the result's Blood, Bone, and Marrow, the 1st full-length biography of 1 of the main not going figures in twentieth-century American literature, a author who emerged from a dirt-poor South Georgia tenant farm and went directly to create a singularly specific voice of fiction. With books equivalent to Scar Lover, Body, and Naked in backyard Hills, Crews opened a brand new window into southern lifestyles, focusing his lenson the bad and disenfranchised, the folks who skinned the hogs and tended the fields, the ôgrits,ö as Crews affectionately referred to as his characters and himself. He lived by means of a code of his personal layout, flouting authority and baring his soul, and the tales of his whiskey-and-blood-soaked way of life created a delusion to check any of his fictional creations. His outlaw lifestyles, his particular voice and the context during which he lived mix to shape the weather of a singularly compelling narrative approximately an underappreciated literary treasure.

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