One of his favorite childhood memories involves looking at one of the few books in the sharecropper's shack where he lived — the Sears Roebuck catalog — and making up stories for the people pictured in its pages. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The world kills it, everything perfect. As Harry Crews demonstrates evocatively in A Childhood: Gordon was just a year off after Daydream Nation had captured everything.
What it is, is three women roiling in the thick of their creative peaks, that dizzying distance oft-unreachable, when even the throw-offs, the toss-aways and f u ck-arounds come packed with enough inventive kinks to keep you coming back again and again. Crews rated this as his finest novel. Came across your site searching for stuff about the Harry Crews album, as I just got a copy from eBay. One chapter ended and the next picked up almost in mid-sentence fake example: The Biography of a Place , he knows well the people of whom Lytle and the Agrarians write, and the characters in his fiction are the sort of souls that the Agrarians--and particularly Lytle, in his contrast between pre- and post-lapsarian poor whites--lamented over in their famous tract. Crews throws in his normal characters think carnival side shows but this time he really shows you their emotional state.
It can be a little confusing. Sometimes the carnival is explicitly so, like in The Gospel Singer , and other times it is not stated as such. James Luna rated it it was ok May 22, Check out these wonderful and insightful posts from our editors Browse Now. Community Discussions Reviews Seller Posts.