Another Dead Hero

Southern literary legend Harry Crews, who survived a bitter, impoverished childhood to become the highly respected author of such books as A FEAST OF SNAKES, THE KNOCKOUT ARTIST, CHILDHOOD: A BIOGRAPHY OF A PLACE, and BODY, passed away Wednesday at 76. Better venues than this are offering proper obituares and remembrances, so I’ll not go into that here, but I will say that Crews was a writer of tremendous ability, whose hard-living, hard-drinking exterior could not conceal his heart of true artisitic beauty. He will be missed.

UPDATE: The AV Club has a nice overview of his career here.

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