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A Large & Startling Figure

The Harry Crews Online Bibliography


Collections


Madonna at Ringside.

Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1991.
65 pages (hardcover).
ISBN: 0-935-716-56-4

Four essays published originally in Fame and Playboy.

Colophon: "This first edition of Madonna at Ringside is limited to Two Hundred and Seventy-Five numbered copies and Twenty-Six lettered copies specially bound, all of which have been signed by the author."

Contents:
· "Madonna at Ringside" (3-18) [Fame 1.2 (December 1988)].
· "Fathers, Sons, Blood" (19-30) [Playboy 32.1 (January 1985)].
· "The Knowledge and Language of the Groin" (31-37) [Playboy 36.2 (February 1989)].
· "Carny" (39-65) [Playboy 23.9 (September 1976)].

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Two by Crews.

Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1984.
38 pages (hardcover).
ISBN: 0-935716-32-7

Two essays published originally in Playboy.

Colophon: "This first edition of Two by Crews is limited to two hundred numbered copies and twenty-six lettered copies, specially bound, all of which have been signed by the author"

Contents:
· "The Violence that Finds Us" (1-17) [Playboy 31.4 (April 1984)].
· "The Buttondown Terror of David Duke" (19-38) [Playboy 27.2 (February 1980)].

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Florida Frenzy.

Gainesville, Florida: University Presses of Florida, 1982.
138 pages (paperback).
ISBN 0-8130-0726-7

A collection of 13 essays and 3 novel excerpts. "Teaching and Writing in the University" was written for the collection. The essays were published originally in Esquire, Sport, and Playgirl. The excerpts include chapter one from Naked in Garden Hills, chapter four from The Hawk is Dying, and all of The Enthusiast, which is nearly the first five chapters of All We Need of Hell.

Contents:
· "Teaching and Writing in the University" (3-6) [previously unpublished].
· "Why I Live Where I Live" (7-10) [Esquire 94.3 (September 1980)].
· "The Car" (11-15) [Esquire 84.6 (December 1975)].
· "Tip on a Live Jockey" (16-24) [Sport 66.1 (January 1978)].
· "The Hawk is Flying" (25-31) [Esquire 87.6 (June 1977)].
· "The Unfeminine Mystique" (32-34) [Playgirl 7.7 (December 1979)].
· "Cockfighting: An Unfashionable View" (35-41) [Esquire 87.3 (March 1977)].
· "Running Fox" (42-49) [Esquire 86.4 (October 1976)].
· "A Day at the Dogfights" (50-59) [Esquire 91.4 (February 27, 1979)].
· "Tuesday Night with Cody, Jimbo, and a Fish of Some Proportion" (60-67)
   [Esquire 87.2 (February 1977)].
· "Poaching Gators for Fun and Profit" (68-76) [Esquire 87.4 (April 1977)].
· "Comeuppance at the Gatornationals" (77-85) [Sport 65.1 (July 1977)].
· "The Goat Day Olympics" (86-91) [Esquire (July 1977)].
· "Naked in Garden Hills (from chapter 1)" (95-100) [William Morrow, 1969].
· "The Hawk is Dying (chapter 4)" (101-111) [Alfred A. Knopf, 1973].
· "The Enthusiast" (112-138) [Palaemon Press, 1981].

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Blood and Grits.

Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979.
213 pages, $10.95 (hardcover).
ISBN 0-06-010933-5

Essays published originally in Esquire, Playboy, and Sport. "A Night at a Waterfall" was unpublished previously.

Contents:
· "A Walk in the Country" (1-23) [Playboy 22.4 (April 1975)].
· "L. L. Bean Has Your Number, America!" (24-30) [Esquire 85.3 (March 1976)].
· "A Night at a Waterfall" (31-44) [previously unpublished].
· "The Most Kindest Cut of All: Vasectomy" (45-50) [Esquire 87.5 (May 1977)].
· "Going Down in Valdeez" (51-78) [Playboy 22.2 (February 1975)].
· "Tip on a Live Jockey" (79-87) [Sport 66.1 (January 1978)].
· "Tuesday Night with Cody, Jimbo and a Fish of Some Proportion" (88-95)
   [Esquire 87.2 (February 1977)].
· "The Car" (96-100) [Esquire 84.6 (December 1975)].
· "The Knuckles of Saint Bronson" (101-126) [Playboy 22.10 (October 1975)].
· "The Hawk is Flying" (127-133) [Esquire 87.6 (June 1977)].
· "Television's Junkyard Dog" (134-151) [Esquire 86.4 (October 1976)].
· "The Wonderful World of Winnebagos" (152-157) [Esquire 86.2 (August 1976)].
· "Carny" (158-181) [Playboy 23.9 (September 1976)].
· "Running Fox" (182-189) [Esquire 86.4 (October 1976)].
· "Leaving Pasadena—Resume Safe Speed" (190-194) [Esquire 87.1 (January 1977)].
· "The Trucker Militant" (195-207) [Esquire 88.2 (August 1977)].
· "Climbing the Tower" (208-213) [Esquire 88.2 (August 1977)].

Lucy Harrison, former student of Crews, wrote a perspective about Blood and Grits.

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