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The Resource Blood, bone, and marrow : a biography of Harry Crews, Ted Geltner

Blood, bone, and marrow : a biography of Harry Crews, Ted Geltner

Label
Blood, bone, and marrow : a biography of Harry Crews
Title
Blood, bone, and marrow
Title remainder
a biography of Harry Crews
Statement of responsibility
Ted Geltner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2010, Ted Geltner drove to Gainesville, Florida, to pay a visit to Harry Crews and ask the legendary author if he would be willing to be the subject of a literary biography. His health rapidly deteriorating, Crews told Geltner he was on board and would even sit for interviews and tell his stories one last time. "Ask me anything you want, bud, " Crews said. "But you'd better do it quick." The result is Blood, Bone, and Marrow, the first full-length biography of one of the most unlikely figures in twentieth-century American literature, a writer who emerged from a dirt-poor South Georgia tenant farm and went on to create a singularly unique voice of fiction. With books such as Scar Lover, Body, and Naked in Garden Hills, Crews opened a new window into southern life, focusing his lens on the poor and disenfranchised, the people who skinned the hogs and tended the fields, the "grits, " as Crews affectionately called his characters and himself. He lived by a code of his own design, flouting authority and baring his soul, and the stories of his whiskey-and-blood-soaked lifestyle created a myth to match any of his fictional creations. His outlaw life, his distinctive voice and the context in which he lived combine to form the elements of a singularly compelling narrative about an underappreciated literary treasure." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geltner, Ted
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3553.R46
LC item number
Z64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crews, Harry
  • Novelists, American
  • Crews, Harry
  • Novelists, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
Label
Blood, bone, and marrow : a biography of Harry Crews, Ted Geltner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. There is no road up, no path -- Bacon county -- Dreams and nightmares -- Jacksonville -- The marines -- King of the road -- Mr. Lytle -- Married life -- A self-education -- Hope fades -- Broward blues -- Gold from a coal mine -- Part two. Top of the mountain -- Arrival -- Second time around -- A new form of combat -- Berkeley of the south -- The hawk flies -- Melrose -- Free agent -- No man's land -- Playboy journalist -- Grit journalism -- End of the feast -- A sense of place -- Part three. Descent -- Hard work -- Muscle memory -- Violence finds us -- The racist gene -- A messy business -- The worm farm -- Part four. We are all of us passing through -- An acquired taste -- Stage craft -- Out of the bottle -- Scarred over -- Assault from within -- Curtain call -- Last stop
Control code
ocn921310655
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 414 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820349237
Lccn
2015032701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1212441
  • (Sirsi) o921310655
  • (OCoLC)921310655
Label
Blood, bone, and marrow : a biography of Harry Crews, Ted Geltner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. There is no road up, no path -- Bacon county -- Dreams and nightmares -- Jacksonville -- The marines -- King of the road -- Mr. Lytle -- Married life -- A self-education -- Hope fades -- Broward blues -- Gold from a coal mine -- Part two. Top of the mountain -- Arrival -- Second time around -- A new form of combat -- Berkeley of the south -- The hawk flies -- Melrose -- Free agent -- No man's land -- Playboy journalist -- Grit journalism -- End of the feast -- A sense of place -- Part three. Descent -- Hard work -- Muscle memory -- Violence finds us -- The racist gene -- A messy business -- The worm farm -- Part four. We are all of us passing through -- An acquired taste -- Stage craft -- Out of the bottle -- Scarred over -- Assault from within -- Curtain call -- Last stop
Control code
ocn921310655
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 414 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780820349237
Lccn
2015032701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1212441
  • (Sirsi) o921310655
  • (OCoLC)921310655

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