Harry Crews in The Georgia Review

January 2, 2008 – 10:08 AM

The latest issue of The Georgia Review dedicates itself largely to Georgia Writers Hall of Fame honoree Harry Crews. Drawing upon the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s Harry Crews Papers, which were acquired from Crews in 2006, the Review features a never-before-published autobiographical essay by Crews and a selection of letters from his files of personal correspondence.

In his introduction, Review editor Stephen Corey says, “Harry Crews is not merely a describer, though he is a describer par excellence, beating beautifully on Flaubert’s cracked kettle of language. Crews is also a thinker and a feeler with a keen understanding of a broad range of human beings—and with the need and will to present in his books many characters and characteristics whose existence some readers would just as soon overlook.”

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