Harry Crews

(1935 - 2012)

Harry Crews grew up in a small rural community in Georgia near the Okefenokee Swamp. Before he turned two, his father, a sharecropper, died from a heart attack, and his mother married her brother-in-law. His published work includes the novels The Gospel Singer, The Gypsy’s Curse, and Body; three essay collections; and an autobiography.

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