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A Large & Startling Figure

The Harry Crews Online Bibliography


Anthologies


The Oxford Book of the American South.

Testimony, Memory, and Fiction.
Edward L. Ayers & Bradley C. Mittendorf, editors.
Oxford University Press, 1997.
Page 392.

Excerpt from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place.

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Sacred Ground: Writings About Home.

Barbara Bonner, editor.
Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 1996.

Excerpt from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place.

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Modern American Memoirs.

Annie Dillard & Cort Conley, editors.
HarperCollins, 1995.
Pages: 1-18.

Excerpt from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place.

Collection of contemporary non-fiction, including works by James Baldwin, Russell Baker, Frank Conroy, Cynthia Ozick, Reynolds Price, and, of Crews's, an excerpt from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place.

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Mom, the Flag, & Apple Pie: Great American Writers on Great American Things.

Compiled by the Editors of Esquire.
Doubleday & Co., 1976.
Pages: 136-140.
ISBN: 0385114591

Reprints the essay, "The Car," first published in Esquire (December 1975).


A Modern Southern Reader.

Ben Forkner & Patrick Samway, S.J., editors.
Peachtree Publishers, 1986.
Pages: 572-581.

Excerpt from Chapter 9 of A Childhood: The Biography of a Place.

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Not For Bread Alone: Writers On Food, Wine And The Art of Eating

Daniel Halpern, editor.
Ecco Press, 1993.
ISBN: 0-88001-346-X
Pages: 125-130.

Reprints Crews's essay "On Food" first published in Antaeus (1992).

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Speed: Stories of Survival from Behind the Wheel.

Nate Hardcastle, editor.
Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002.
Pages: 321-326.

Reprints "The Car" from Esquire (December 1975). Also includes work by Frederick Barthelme, Tom Wolfe, Russell Banks, Jack Kerouac, Tim Cahill, and William Saroyan.

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Alaska: Reflections on Land and Spirit.

Robert Hedin & Gary Holthaus, editors.
University of Arizona Press, 1989.
Pages: 59-86.

Reprint of Crews's February 1975 essay "Going Down in Valdeez" in Playboy (also in Blood & Grits).

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The South: A Treasury of Art and Literature.

Lisa Howorth, editor.
Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 1993.
Pages: 355-357.
ISBN: 0883635933.

Excerpt titled "Eating Possum" from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place.

Illustrated.


The Dolphin Reader.

Douglas Hunt, editor.
2nd edition.
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990.
Pages: 186-191.

This college-reader reprints Crews's essay "Pages from the Life of a Georgia Innocent" originally published in Esquire (July 1976).


Growing Up in the South: An Anthology of Modern Southern Literature.

Suzanne W. Jones, editor.
Penguin, 1991.

Excerpt from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place.

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Sons on Fathers: A Book of Men's Writing Sons on Fathers: A Book of Men's Writing.

Ralph Keyes, editor.
Harper Perennial, 1992.
Pages: 10-11.

Excerpt from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place.

Keyes has compiled numerous excerpts on the theme of father-son relations. Crews's excerpt comes from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place, the sleepwalking incident. Other contributors include, Joe David Bellamy [see Bellamy (1976) Interviews], James Dickey, Raymond Carver, John Cheever, Pete Hamill.

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A Collection of Classic Southern Humor: Fiction and Occassional Fact by Some of the South's Best Storytellers.

George William Koon, editor.
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd., 1984.
Pages: 166-173.
ISBN: 093194855x

Reprints the essay "Tuesday Night with Cody, Jimbo, and a Fish of Some Proportion," first published in Esquire [87.2 (February 1977)].

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Necessary Fictions: Selected Stories from The Georgia Review Necessary Fictions: Selected Stories from The Georgia Review.

Stanley W. Lindberg & Stephen Corey, editors.
University of Georgia Press, 1986.
Pages: 68-74.

Excerpt from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place titled "A Long Wail."

First published in The Georgia Review (Summer 1964).

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American Childhoods: An Anthology.

David Willis McCullough, editor.
Little, Brown & Company, 1987.
Pages: 327-337.
ISBN 0-316-55544-4

Excerpt from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place.

This anthology of "reminiscences of American childhoods," excerpts Chapter 4, the much-quoted passages in which Crews describes his childhood fascination with the Sears, Roebuck catalog.

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The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines.
Gilbert H. Muller, editor.
6th ed. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Crews's essay "Why I live Where I Live" was originally printed in Esquire [(September 1980): 46-47] and later in Florida Frenzy.

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Iron Mike: A Mike Tyson Reader.

Dan O'Connor, editor.
George Plimpton, foreword.
Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002.
ISBN: 1-56025-356-8
Pages: 77-82.

Reprints "Madonna at Ringside." The table of contents lists the original publication source as: "At Ringside with Madonna and Sean" St. Petersburg Times (January 21, 1989).

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The Florida Reader: Visions of Paradise from 1530 to Present The Florida Reader: Visions of Paradise from 1530 to Present.

Maurice O'Sullivan & Jack C. Lane, editors.
Pineapple Press, 1991.

Crews's essay "Poaching Gators for Fun and Profit" first appeared in Esquire (April 1977).

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The Norton Book of American Autobiography.

Jay Parini, editor.
W. W. Norton & Company, 1999.
Pages: 489-494.

Introducing the excerpt from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place, Parini writes, "In that brilliant and funny book, [Crews] recalls his first six years as the family moved from farm to farm in Bacon County, an impoverished place that was nevertheless rich in anecdote."

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Strategies: A Rhetoric and Reader with Handbook.

Arnold Tibbetts & Charlene Tibbetts, editors.
Longman, 1997.
ISBN: 0-673-98035-9

Excerpt from A Childhood.

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Southern Selves: A Collection of Autobiographical Writing.

James H. Watkins, Editor
Vintage, 1998.
Pages: 41-56.

Excerpt from A Childhood: The Biography of a Place includes brief author bio and introduction.

"Crews's most lasting contribution to southern literature may well be A Childhood, in which he describes the often violent and grotesque, yet paradoxiacally beautiful world of rural Bacon county."

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