The 244th episode of the Reading and Writing podcast features an interview with Ted Geltner author of the literary biography – BlOOD, BONE, & MARROW – A Biography of Harry Crews.
The late Harry Crews was an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist. His first published novel, The Gospel Singer, appeared in 1968. His novels include: A Feast of Snakes, The Hawk Is Dying, Body, Scar Lover, The Knockout Artist, Karate Is a Thing of the Spirit, All We Need of Hell, The Mulching of America, Car, and Celebration. Crews published a memoir in 1978 titled A Childhood: The Biography of a Place. Crews wrote essays for Esquire, Playboy, and Fame. He had a column in Esquire called “Grits” for fourteen months in the 1970s, where he covered such topics as cockfighting and dog fighting. Crews had a tattoo on his right arm which said: “How do you like your blue eyed boy Mr. Death” (from the poem Buffalo Bill’s by E. E. Cummings) beneath a skull.
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