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Perspectives on Harry Crews (review)

Perspectives on Harry Crews (review) choose another author." Such reminiscence is appropriate to this excellent collection, because it interweaves very personal and highly intellectual encounters with, as Bleikasten puts it, Faulkner's "undiminished vitality." ........................................................................................................................ Perspectives on Harry Crews Edited by Erik Bledsoe University Press of Mississippi, 2001 237 pp. Cloth $46.00, paper $18.00 Reviewed by Frank W. Shelton, former dean of academic affairs at the University of South CarolinaSalkehatchie, who has published numerous articles and reviews about Harry Crews in the Southern Literary Journal and elsewhere. In the late 1970s, when I was first beginning to study seriously the work of Harry Crews, I asked C. Hugh Holman of the University of North Carolina's English department to write a letter for me as part of a grant application to support my work. While he supported my effort, I learned later that he wondered why I would be interested in working on such a writer as Crews. His attitude toward Crews was perhaps representative of the attitude of the critical establishment of the time, but the appearance of Perspectives on Harry Crews reveals that much has changed in the intervening two decades. In the mixture in his work of humor, violence, and extreme experiences http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Perspectives on Harry Crews (review)

Southern Cultures , Volume 8 (3) – Aug 1, 2002

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Copyright © 2002 Center for the Study of the American South.
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choose another author." Such reminiscence is appropriate to this excellent collection, because it interweaves very personal and highly intellectual encounters with, as Bleikasten puts it, Faulkner's "undiminished vitality." ........................................................................................................................ Perspectives on Harry Crews Edited by Erik Bledsoe University Press of Mississippi, 2001 237 pp. Cloth $46.00, paper $18.00 Reviewed by Frank W. Shelton, former dean of academic affairs at the University of South CarolinaSalkehatchie, who has published numerous articles and reviews about Harry Crews in the Southern Literary Journal and elsewhere. In the late 1970s, when I was first beginning to study seriously the work of Harry Crews, I asked C. Hugh Holman of the University of North Carolina's English department to write a letter for me as part of a grant application to support my work. While he supported my effort, I learned later that he wondered why I would be interested in working on such a writer as Crews. His attitude toward Crews was perhaps representative of the attitude of the critical establishment of the time, but the appearance of Perspectives on Harry Crews reveals that much has changed in the intervening two decades. In the mixture in his work of humor, violence, and extreme experiences

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Aug 1, 2002

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